Phlebotomy Principles & Practice

Upon successful completion, students will earn 4 credit hours through Western Wyoming Community College.

Students will be required to travel to Rock Springs 2-3 times during the semester to complete 24 clinical hours.

This course will introduce the student to the profession and practice of phlebotomy. Course activities and projects provide the student with knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Students will also observe and practice phlebotomy skills and job tasks. Infection prevention, universal precautions, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling and processing, labeling, and quality assurance are emphasized. Professional conduct, certification and federal regulatory issues will be covered as well. These topics will be explored in the classroom and then put into practice in the hands-on laboratory and clinical environments.