Phlebotomy/EKG Courses & Expectations

BLS-CPR for Healthcare Provider – Learn single-rescuer & team basic life support skills for application in prehospital and in-facility environments, focused on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. Learn to perform basic life support (adult/child/infant) and AED in a variety of healthcare settings.
EKG - Learn and practice EKG terminology, lead application and procedures.  Emphasis will be placed on the cardiovascular system.
Heartsaver® First Aid - Learn to recognize and manage illness and injuries within the first few minutes of occurrence. 
Phlebotomy- An intense course in which students study and practice the role of phlebotomy in healthcare; quality assurance and legal issues of phlebotomy; infection control and healthcare safety; medical terminology; basic anatomy and physiology; blood collection, equipment and additives; specimen requisitioning, transporting, and processing; special collections and point-of-care-testing; and nonblood specimen collection and testing.
Phlebotomy Lab - Students will perform and demonstrate competency in venipuncture, butterfly-winged infusion, blood cultures, capillary/heel sticks, urinalysis and urine tests, nasal/throat swabs and various other Waived testing.

EXPECTATIONS

  • Students must maintain near-perfect attendance!  Missing more than classroom guidelines will result in program dismissal. 
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 (C or better) Grade Point Average.  
  • Black scrubs are required uniform.  Two sets are included in the price of the program. 
  • Class consists of lecture and hands-on lab (including drawing and being drawn from classmates). Students can expect daily homework of 1-2 hours per night and weekly tests.
  • Students are required to complete all externship hours/requirements; act in a respectful, professional manner during classroom and clinical/externship hours; and maintain complete patient confidentiality.  If a student is dismissed from an externship site the student may also be dismissed from the program. 
  • In order to graduate and be eligible for certification, students must complete ALL externship hours. 
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