The Phlebotomy Technician program educates students to collect blood and process blood and body fluids. Phlebotomy technicians typically work in concert with clinical laboratory personnel and other healthcare providers in hospitals or other healthcare facilities. The Phlebotomists is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro collection and transportation of other clinical specimens. Topics covered include human anatomy, anatomical terminology, venipuncture, and clinical practice.
The field of phlebotomy has greatly expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the health care team has recently been brought into much sharper focus. The threat of AIDS, hepatitis, and risks to all segments of society from other infectious diseases has dramatically emphasized the need for quickly expanding training programs, while maintaining the highest possible standards of instruction and continuing education for these health care professionals.
Source: Technical College System of Georgia – Knowledge Management System