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Phlebotomy Career Training School Catalog

Written by kimmel52 on December 17, 2009 – 2:08 pm

School Address; 28050 Ford Road Suite C, Garden City, MI 48135
Central Address: 28050 Ford Road Suite C, Garden City, MI 48135
Administrator: Nancy L. Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM, Certified Phlebotomy Instructor by the (American Certification Agency for Helathcare Professionals), Certified Train the Trainer for Michigan CENAS
Nancy L. Kimmel: R.N, PhD, CHMM, CTT,
Instructor of Phlebotomy Training/Nursing Assistant Training (Check out the new tuition rates as of January 1, 2010)

Courses Begin September 24th 2009 and run every 6 weeks.

Phlebotomy Technician Program
Phlebotomy Technician Program Begins September 24th 2009 and ends November 5th 2009
PT Program 01 meets on Thursday from 8AM – 2:30 PM, and one 4hour Saturday class on Oct 24th from 8 -12 PM
PT Program 02 meets on Thursday from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM and one 4 hour Saturday Class on Oct 24th that will meet from 2PM- 6PM

PT Program 03 meets on Thursday, November 12th from 8AM – 2:30 PM and ends on Tuesday December 22nd 2009, there will be one Saturday class for 4 hours on December 19th from 8 -12 PM
PT Program 04 meets on Thursday, November 12th from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM and ends on Tuesday December 22nd 2009, with one Saturday Class on December 19th from 2PM -6PM

Nursing Assistant Program
Nursing Assistant Program Begins September 25th 2009 and ends November 7th 2009
NA Program 01 meets on Friday & Saturday from 8AM – 2:30 PM
NA Program 02 meets on Friday & Saturday from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Three hours of added instruction will be included selected clinical sites
NA Program 03 meets on Friday& Saturday, November 13th from 8AM – 2:30 PM last day of class before Christmas is Dec 19th Classes resume on Sat Jan 2nd and end on Jan 9th
NA Program 04 meets on Friday & Saturday November 12th from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM last day of class before Christmas is Dec 19th Classes resume on Sat Jan 2nd and end on Jan 9th

All tuition and fees paid by the applicant shall be refunded if the applicant is rejected by the school before enrollment. An applicant fee of not more than $25.00 may be retained by the school if the applicant is denied. All tuition and fees paid by the applicant shall be refunded if requested within three business days after signing a contract with the school. All refunds shall be returned within 30 days.

Enrollment dates: Students may register for classes up until the first day of class. There is limited seating capacity, so students are encouraged to enroll prior to classes start date.
Students will meet twice a week for two days of clinical rotation for 8 hours each day. Sites will vary due to availability and site needs. Students will be provided with site details one week prior.

Entrance Requirements for the Phlebotomy Technician Program

Students that are interested in enrolling in this program are required to have a high school diploma or GED. They must be able to pass a criminal background check. Some patient care experience is preferred but is not required. Students must be able to have good communication and memorization skills, think under pressure and have a compassionate nature. By the third week of classes, students are required to have their immunization titers on file for MMR and Chicken pox as well as their TB tests.

Entrance Requirements for the Nursing Assistant Program

Students that are interested in the nursing assistant program are required to have a high school diploma or GED. They must be able to pass a criminal background check. Students are required to have all immunizations up to date and bring in proof of immunization records. Students are required to have their TB test and MMR and Chicken pox titers on file by the end of the second week of classes. Some patient care experience is preferred but not required. Students should have a caring and compassionate nature.

Policy for absences, leaves, tardiness, make-up work, and suspension for unsatisfactory work or attendance and re-entrance conditions.

Students are required to be on time for each class and at least 15 minutes to a half an hour early for clinical. If a student is late more than ten minutes to clinical or class they must provide the instructor with prior notice via instructors phone and provide a written explanation for their tardiness. Students late a second time for clinical or class are subject to dismissal from the program. Students whose performance is less than a C on two or more consecutive tests are subject to dismissal from the program. If a student is found to be unruly or insubordinate, uses profane language or disrupts the class will be subject to dismissal from the program. The following rules apply to onsite clinical locations as well as in class;

Rules of Student Conduct

1. Student shall conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, obeying facility rules and regulations.
2. At no time will profanity or obscene gestures be tolerated.
3. Due to HIPPA laws and other patient privacy acts, students shall at no time discuss patients illness, use patient’s name or research any data not pertinent to the course in public places unless in the confines of a conference room or other private quarters.
4. Students shall treat all equipment with care, and shall use said equipment in the manner that it is intended.
5. Due to the intensive nature of the course and the possibilities of contracting illnesses from blood borne pathogens as well as the invasive procedures that are administered to patients, Students shall not hold the institution, directors, instructors or any other governing body liable in any way, shape or form in lieu of contracting any of the illnesses or accidents and shall be sole responsible for any injury sustained
6. Student’s understand the nature of the course and the seriousness of the invasive procedures and acknowledge that they will be sufficiently prepared with knowledge of the disease process, blood borne pathogens and universal precautions, (See course description) prior to clinical rotation, and shall notify instructor if in fact they do not feel ready to participate in clinical rotation.
7. Students acknowledge that they will use care, be gentle and kind with all patients, respecting them and treating them with dignity at all times.
8. Students will dress accordingly at all times respecting their profession and other professionals by not wearing excessive make up, exposing tattoos, wearing acrylic nails, jeweled nails, hoop earrings, nose rings, tongue rings, or lip rings, exposing cleavage and or undergarments.

9. Students acknowledge that non-compliance with any of the above rules and regulations will result in dismissal from said Phlebotomy Program or Nursing Assistant Program.

10. Male students shall be clean shaven to class and clinical, or if sporting a beard or mustache shall have them properly groomed and trimmed.

11. Earrings shall be no more than studs.

Disciplinary Policy
The following offenses are among those considered by health care affiliates to be serious
enough to warrant immediate discharge, depending on the
circumstances. We also consider these serious and, as students in health occupations, you
will be held to these same disciplinary policies.
• Proven theft.
• Striking a fellow worker, patient, student or instructor.
• Walking off the clinical site without permission of the supervisor, preceptor, or
• Direct insubordination; refusal to do assigned duties.
• Use of illicit drugs during clinical/externship hours.
• Use of intoxicating beverages during clinical/externship hours.
• Disclosure of confidential information through any means.
• Professional incompetence.
• Fighting.
• Immoral actions while on campus, at the clinical site, or related meeting or function.
• Verbal or written unprofessional and/or profane language.
• Intentionally falsifying records.
• Cheating in the classroom or clinical setting.
• Endangering fellow workers/patients/ students through violation of safety rules or
committing generally recognized unsafe acts.
• Deliberate damage to, or defacing of, affiliate or school property.
• Harassment of any kind directed at fellow students, patients, affiliate workers, or
college workers.
• Interfering with the work of other students or workers.
• Interference in an interaction between another worker/student and his/her instructor
or supervisor.
• Excessive absences as described in syllabus.
• Not following rules outlined or jeopardizing the program of other students in any way.
• Failure to comply with facility or school policies including those identified in the
If the infraction occurs at the affiliate and immediate discharge seems warranted the
student will be sent home and advised that the Program Director and/or the Division
Associate Dean/designee will contact him/her.
Failure to follow facility or program policy and procedure may result in one or more of the
disciplinary actions below:
• Written warning by the instructor and /or supervisor.
• Program or academic probation.
• Immediate dismissal if behavior is still not corrected by the next grading period.
Cheating: Students who have cheated in the classroom or clinical setting will receive a
zero (0) grade for that test/evaluation. Students will not be allowed to retake (for points)
any test/evaluation on which they have cheated and will be immediately dismissed from the program.

Re-entrance into the program may be initiated when due to early termination for illness or emergency with a formal meeting with the director and written notification of why student had to leave program and reasoning for re-admission consideration. Students may be readmitted into the program with no more than 4 weeks lapse after leaving. If student has passed more than 4 weeks out of the program, the student is required to repeat the program from the beginning. Students who have been dismissed from the program for any reason or of the aforementioned reasons are not eligible for re-admission.

Leave of absence: Students are required to complete the program without any lapse in time. If a student must drop out of the program, they may only retain their place if they are less than 4 weeks out. More than 4 weeks absence, the student must begin the program again.

Make-up work: Due to the sensitive nature of the programs in regard to performing invasive procedures and direct patient care, there is no make-up work. All work must be completed in class and homework must be turned in on time.
Grading System: The grading system is based on the traditional grading system as follows;
90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C,<70 Failing
Students are required to earn a minimum grade of B on all tests in the Phlebotomy and a minimum grade of C in all Nursing Assistant Tests.

Clinical grades;
Students must receive 100% in all clinical and labs.

Tuition for each program:
Tuition for the Phlebotomy Program is $929
Students may receive a full refund after the first week of classes and a 50% refund after the third week, based on paying the full amount on the day of registration. Students may pay half down $464.50 on the first day of class and the other half at the beginning of the third week of class. Students that do not pay the balance at the third week of class may be dismissed from the program. There is no enrollment fee.

Miscellaneous Fees: Phlebotomy students are required to wear navy blue scrubs to each class, white tennis shoes, watch, they are to bring a box of latex gloves or non-latex is they think that they may have a latex allergy. Students are required to have a white knee length lab coat for clinical site rotation.

Tuition for the Nursing Assistant Program;
The cost of the nursing assistant program is $1200 dollars. Students are required to pay the amount in full on the first day of class. Students are entitled to a %100 refund during the first week of class, and a %50 refund on the third week of class based on the entire amount. If students choose the payment program, and choose to pay half down $600 the first day of class, then by the third week they are not entitled to any refund and are required to pay the balance on the third week of class, or they will be dismissed if no payment is made.

Miscellaneous Fees: Nursing Assistant students are required to wear light blue scrubs to each class, white tennis shoes, watch, they are to bring a box of latex gloves or non-latex is they think that they may have a latex allergy. Students are required to have a white knee length lab coat for lab practicum.

Hazards in the workplace;

According to the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook:
“Clinical laboratory personnel are trained to work with infectious
specimens. When proper methods of infection control and
sterilization are followed, few hazards exist. Protective masks,
gloves, and goggles are often necessary to ensure the safety of
laboratory personnel.
Laboratories usually are well lighted and clean; however, specimens,
solutions, and reagents used in the laboratory sometimes produce fumes.
Laboratory workers may spend a great deal of time on their feet.”
The career of phlebotomy technician includes the general health care risks listed on the
previous page, as well as the following:

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Phlebotomy Final Exam

Written by kimmel52 on September 20, 2009 – 1:22 pm

Phlebotomy Career Training 2009

All Materials Copyright, Phlebotomy Career Training, 2009, Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM, CNAT CPI

Phlebotomy Career Training

Phlebotomy Career Training

Final Exam 200 Points


1. When going into an isolation room the healthcare worker must don personal protective equipment in which of the following orders?

a. Gloves, gown, goggles, mask

b. Gown, gloves, goggles, mask

c. Gown, mask, goggles, gloves

2. When leaving the isolation room the healthcare worker must doff their equipment in which of the following orders?

a. Gown, gloves, goggles, mask

b. Goggles, mask, gloves, gown

c. Mask, gloves, goggles, gown

3. When using a blue top tube, the following can be inferred.

a. The patient is a bleeder.

b. The lab could be a PT (Prothrombin Time) or PTT (Partial Thrombin Time) and the patient may have bleeding tendencies.

c. It is the first tube to be used if no blood cultures are ordered. The lab could be a PT (Prothrombin Time) or PTT (Partial Thrombin Time) and the patient may have bleeding tendencies.

4. The needle gage indicates the…

a. The size of the bevel

b. The length of the needle

c. The thickness of the needle

5. You walk into a room and see a child holding their doll tightly, looking away with fear. Your first approach would be to….

a. Walk up to the child and tell them what you are about to do, (explain venipuncture)

b. Get another phlebotomist or nurse to assist you with the child.

c. Greet the child with a smile and ask, “what is the name of your doll?”

6. You have just left the lab with your schedule of draws for the morning, and you notice a patient in a wheel chair crying quietly in the corridor. You would …….(see Phlebotomy Technician Certification Study Guide)

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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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Congratulations Professor Kimmel

Written by kimmel52 on August 31, 2009 – 3:33 pm

Below is a congrats from one of my students who presented me with a card that read…

Congratulations Professor Kimmel;
We heard that you received your certificate for training certified nursing assistants. Just keep racking up those degrees and certificates.

Your friend Josh

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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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