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Phlebotomy Career Training

Written by kimmel52 on September 4, 2009 – 12:53 pm

phlebotomyA hands on phlebotomy workshop in Garden City, MI – click below for more info and payment information:
Phlebotomy Career Training

Classes are now forming for Thursday, March the 11th, 2010, we will possibly be running a  Saturday Class as well on March the 13th if ther are enough students.

Currently there are 5 openings for the day class from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM, and 8 openings in the afternoon class which meets from 3:00 PM until 9:30 PM, every Thursday for 6 weeks.

Course fee is $700.00, half to be paid on the first day of class and the other half is due during the thrid week of class.

Students are required to wear navy blue scrubs to each class, bring a box of latex or non-latex gloves (see course catalog for latex allergy questionnaire and form) and to wear white tennis shoes.

Miscellaneous items needed include; pencil, pens, notebook, paper, stethoscope and blood pressure cuff.

Students may refer to the course catalog for other details.  Course catalog will be posted on the web site as well as the registration form and course syllabus.

The student may expect to posses the following skills upon completion of the course;

  • Perform venipuncture on adults, children and elderly.
  • Perform heel sticks on infants.
  • Perform finger sticks.
  • Glucometer testing.
  • Read ECG strip rhythms such as Bradycardia, Tachycardia and other immediately dangerous to life and health arrythmias.
  • 12 lead ECG placement, and 5 lead placement
  • Intravenous catheter insertion.
  • Pharmacology of various blood pressure, heart and diabetic medications.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, veins and arteries.
  • Therapeutic communication,
  • MAGNET Training for patient care excellence
  • Hazardous Materials Management.
  • Infection Control.
  • Skill at Patient assessment, and understanding the disease process as it relates to the patient and the type of care provided.
  • Knowledge of how to perform a history and physical.

Students will be qualified to work in the following job classifications upon graduation.

  1. Hospital Emergency Room
  2. 24 hour Urgent care facilities
  3. Physicians Clinics
  4. Laboratory Sites
  5. other health care facilities

After the six week course, students will graduate upon successful completion of required evaluation process, and will then begin their 25 draws along with capillary draws. The school will allow students to come in to draw on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM and on Wednesday from 5:00PM until 8:00PM.  Once the student has completed their 25 draws  and 10 capillary draws they are then eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Exam.  This exam will certify the student as a Phlebotomy Technician in all 50 states.  Once this certification has been achieved, the student can then go on to do their clinical rotation through Oakwood Hospital Out Patient Labs to complete their 100 draws.  The student will work one on one with another certified phlebotomist drawing blood samples from patients coming in as well as processing laboratory specimens using the centrifuge machine and preparing fresh frozen specimens.  The student will not get paid for their rotation.  This is a complimentary externship for the student to help better prepare them for employment. The students liability insurance is paid through the school.

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Where Never to Draw, for Student Nurses and Phlebotomists

Written by kimmel52 on August 13, 2009 – 2:06 pm

Phlebotomy Career Training 2009 August
28050 Ford Road,,Garden City, MI 48135
(313) 575-1214
By Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM

Though you would never draw in a leg, this is what cellulitis looks like.

Though you would never draw in a leg, this is what cellulitis looks like.

Assessing the skin; Where not to draw, when to ask a nurse
1. Never draw from the paralyzed side of a patient. (reasoning: the blood flow is less, so is muscle tone. There is also decreased venous flow and hence the veins are not as spongy and springy.
2. Never draw from an arm that has been bandaged. (reasoning: you are not aware of what the nature of the bandage represents, it could be cellulitis, and by drawing from that area you could cause systemic blood infection or septicemia .
3. Never draw from a site where you notice swelling, redness, purulent drainage, or it is warm to the touch. (reasoning: these signs indicate an active infection process, and drawing from this site could cause a systemic blood infection)
4. Never draw from the side of a patient who has had a mastectomy. (reasoning: the lymph glands have been removed and blood flow is reduced to the area. It is also possible to cause a lymphatic infection or cause a thrombosis (blood clot). If a patient has had a bilateral mastectomy, then you must consult the nurse to get permission to draw from a distal site.)
5. Never draw from a limb that looks blue or is very cold, without first identifying why the limb is in this state and making an attempt to warm the patient, (offer blanket, turn up the heat in the room).
6. Never draw from a combative person without assistance of someone to hold the arm. (protect yourself)
7. Never draw from a person who is vomiting, emotionally distraught, or is on a bed pan, (attempt to calm the patient, ask for help and wait until the patient has finished toileting)
8. Never draw a patient or ask to draw a patient if they are in the middle of eating. (nourishment is life and health, and patient’s need to eat. Give them their time and privacy.)
9. Never draw a patient when they are in conference with a doctor. If however the nurse is in the room, it is o.k. to approach and interrupt politely, asking permission to draw.)
10. Never draw on the side of a patient that has had an angioplasty. ( surgeons go in from the femoral artery)

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