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Phlebotomy

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster, Boulder County, Brighton Center

FRCC offers hands-on phlebotomy training for students who are interested in phlebotomy certification. Our phlebotomy classes teach students how to successfully assist in the process of drawing and handling blood for testing.

 

Phlebotomy

5 credits
(1 semester)

The Phlebotomy program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills required for employment as a phlebotomist. Classes and skills labs are completed in one semester.

Phlebotomy certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

See admission requirements by campus. 

 

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Apply entry-level phlebotomy (obtaining blood from the body) knowledge and skills, using national phlebotomy standards, in the Phlebotomist role in the clinical setting. 
  2. Provide appropriate customer service, adhere to confidentiality laws and follow HIPAA regulations.  
  3. Follow workplace safety and infection control standards and protocols in all aspects of care, and apply OSHA standards in laboratory settings, including proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) with blood and body fluid precautions. 
  4. Use medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology knowledge appropriately as it applies to the phlebotomy setting. 
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the circulatory system, and identify the veins used in venipunctures and phlebotomy skills.
  6. Properly use standard phlebotomy equipment and supplies, including lancets, butterfly set-ups, and syringes.
  7. Demonstrate accuracy in venipuncture techniques, blood collections, specimen collections, age-specific protocols, and lab protocols, and provide quality assurance in all phases of specimen handling and lab protocols. 
  8. Accurately handle special collections for blood and non-blood specimens, including capillary techniques, finger sticks, and heel sticks, specimen processing, centrifugation, and aliquoting.
  9. Demonstrate standard point-of-care testing and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments)-waived testing. 

 

    Phlebotomist Salaries

    Jobs Entry Average Experienced
    Phlebotomist $28,530
    $35,800
    $39,435

    Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2018)

     

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