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Special to The Hesperian-Beacon—
LEVELLAND – South Plains College’s Workforce Development will offer a basic phlebotomy course from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 124 of the Technical Arts Building. Enrollment for the course is limited to 10 students. Students will be required to wear face coverings at all times.
The tuition cost is $565. The textbook to be used is “The Complete Textbook of Phlebotomy” fourth or fifth edition written by Lynn B. Hoeltke. Georgia Mulloy will be the instructor.
Classroom and clinical instruction in skill development of blood collection methods will be provided. Participants will develop skills in a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. The students will use vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants.
The course focuses on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimen and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing and accessioning. Topics include professionalism, ethics and medical terminology.
Participants who satisfactorily complete the course will receive a certificate for 6.0 Continuing Education Units for 60 contact hours of instruction. Students must complete 50 sticks to earn the certificate.
Clinical Instruction (24 hours) will be announced.
Students must provide proof of immunization for MMR, Tetanus no older than eight years, Hepatitis B Series, Varicella or proof of chicken pox, flu shot and have a current negative TB test no older than 12 months; photo identification and social security card. A criminal background check will be performed for all students. Students must be at least 18 years of age.
For more information, call Kasey Reyes, administrative assistant to the Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, at 806-716-2341 or [email protected]