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Course Description

This course is designed for the person who is interested in learning more about phlebotomy.  If you are an experienced nurse or other healthcare professional looking to add to your resume, or a beginner, just considering a career in the healthcare field then, this course is for you.  Many specialties in the healthcare setting use and need the skills of phlebotomy   Medical Technicians and Technologist, Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians, Nursing Assistants, Medical Laboratory Assistants and Paramedics are just a few professions whose job encompasses drawing blood.  The most current information available is provided to introduce the beginner to the world of phlebotomy and at the same time answer some of the questions that the seasoned professional may have.  So whether you'd like to polish a current skill or learn a new one, this course is for you.

   Note:  For those students wishing to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, this course is an excellent study tool and additional informational resource.  Completion of this course is informational and will not provide certification. 

For those students wishing to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, this course Phlebotomy Made Easy is an excellent study tool and additional informational resource. Completion of this course is informational and will not provide certification.

The goal of this course is to advance the knowledge of the student through the information offered in the 10 lessons. The topics are: 1.) Introduction to phlebotomy This lesson introduces the student to the actual definition of phlebotomy. You will learn what a phlebotomist does and the qualities needed to be a good phlebotomist. Learn the importance of customer service skills and medical terminology commonly used in the field. 2.) Adult venipuncture Learn the procedures required to perform an adult venipuncture. Learn the importance of properly identifying a patient, how to verifying test requirements, how to choose a good venipuncture site, tricks of the trade in locating hard to find veins, sites to avoid when performing a venipuncture, order of draw and much more. 3.) Venipuncture and children Learn the importance of good communication, proper holding and venipuncture techniques, the criteria for blood sample rejection and how to avoid it,what hemoconctration is and much more. 4.) Skin punctures on babies Learn the age under which a venipuncture should be avoided, where to perform a heel stick and the danger of choosing the wrong spot, composition of skin puncture blood, things that can go wrong with a specimen and how to avoid it and much more. 5.) The finger stick This lesson discusses the advantages and disadvantages of a finger skin puncture, why hemolysis is more likely, who are good candidates for a finger stick, how to collect an optimal sample, order of draw for micro collection and much more. 6.) Arterial blood gasses This lesson discusses who should perform an arterial puncture, compositon of arterial blood, hazards in collection, arteries available to draw from, the Allen test, procedures and much more. 7.) Special tests on babies You will learn about capillary blood gasses, bilirubin, newborn screening and much more. 8.) Special tests on adults and children This lesson discusses blood cultures, the two-hour postprandial, the glucose tolerance test and point of care testing. 9.) Types of isolation You will learn about infection control, types of isolation, standard precautions, transmission based precautions, protective or reverse isolation, proper hand washing procedures and blood collection procedures in isolation rooms. 10.) Legal issues, safety precautions and OSHA. This lesson discusses possible patient reactions, procedure for accidental needle sticks or exposure, OSHA standards, Material Data Safety Sheets, hazard identification, chemical and radiation exposure, waste disposal, safety guidelines and much more.

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1 Introduction to Phlebotomy

    In this lesson you will learn about the Greek origins of the word phlebotomy and its meaning, the necessary skills and character traits of a good phlebotomist, some medical terminology and acronyms.
  • Lesson 2 Adult Venipuncture

    This lesson reveals the secrets of the trade of drawing blood. You will learn how to locate hard to find veins, the proper technique of drawing blood, where to draw blood from and where not to draw blood from.
  • Lesson 3 Venipuncture on Children

    Venipuncture on children can be challenging. Learn the importance of good communication along with venipuncture and holding techniques, the age at which venipuncture should be avoided and how to solicit co-operation from very young patients.
  • Lesson 4 Drawing Blood from Babies

    This lesson discusses the preferred method of blood collection from children under two years of age and common problems that can occur with the specimens.
  • Lesson 5 The Fingerstick

    Learn when a patient is a better candidate for a fingerstick rather than a venipuncture, skin puncture procedures and order of draw using the capillary technique.
  • Lesson 6 Arterial Blood Gasses

    In this lesson you will learn the purpose for perfoming an arterial blood gas, arterial blood composition, arterial puncture procedures and the hazards of performing an arterial puncture.
  • Lesson 7 Special Tests on Infants

    In this lesson you will learn about drawing capillary blood gasses, bilirubins, and newborn screenings.
  • Lesson 8 Special Blood Tests

    This lesson discusses a few of the many tests that have special requirements. It will discuss blood cultures, the 2-Hour postrandial, Glucose tolerance test and peripheral smear
  • Lesson 9 Infection Control

    This lesson discusses the procedures used for standard precautions, transmission based precautions and protective isolation. It also discusses modes of transmission
  • Lesson 10 Patient Situation, Legal Issues and OSHA

    This lesson discusses safety issues from patient situations, legalities and OSHA. It discusses biological, electrical, radiation and chemical hazards of the workplace along with fire safety.
Course Title: Phlebotomy Made Easy
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Number: 14514
Course Type: Professional Development
Course URL: http://phlebotomy.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Lori Theim-Busch
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $40.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $65.00
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CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define phlebotomy.
  • Describe adult venipuncture.
  • Describe venipuncture on children.
  • Describe drawing blood from babies.
  • Describe the fingerstick.
  • Describe arterial blood gasses.
  • Describe special tests on infants.
  • Describe special blood tests.
  • Infection Control
  • Summarize patient situation, legal issues and OSHA, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Introduction to PhlebotomyAssignment10
Lesson 1 - Introduction to phlebotomyExam150
Adult venipunctureAssignment10
Lesson 2 - Adult venipunctureExam150
Lesson 3 Venipuncture on ChildrenAssignment10
Lesson 3 Venipuncture and ChildrenExam50
Drawing blood from babiesAssignment10
Lesson 4 Drawing blood from babiesExam50
Lesson 5 Skin puncture to the skinAssignment10
Lesson 5 The fingerstickExam50
Lesson 6 Arterial blood gassesAssignment10
Lesson 6 - Arterial Blood GassesExam150
Lesson 7 Special Tests on babiesAssignment10
Lesson 7 Special tests on babiesExam50
Lesson 8 Special blood testsAssignment10
Lesson 8 Special testsExam50
Lesson 9 Infection ControlAssignment10
Lesson 9 - Infection ControlExam150
Lesson 10 Safety PrecautionsAssignment10
Lesson 10Exam150
Total Points:1100
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