Career Programs Subdivision
scientists, technologists and technicians require blood specimens that have been
obtained promptly, efficiently and safely by qualified phlebotomists. The
phlebotomist is an integral member of the health care team. This individual must
be well trained in all aspects of specimen collection and transport. The
phlebotomist must also be able to maintain high standards of professionalism
while interacting with patients and their families. To insure quality training
in phlebotomy, this nine credit hour program will present the basics of
phlebotomy in three courses.
All students must be able
to perform the essential functions of the curriculum. In addition to the general
admission criteria required by the college, phlebotomy students must be able to:
digital fine motor skills with both hands continually throughout the day.
clearly enough to read hand-written and computer-generated communications.
standing on their feet for the majority of the day.
to and from patient service areas of the hospital for the majority of the
patients in and out of phlebotomy chairs and tables.
and speak to patients and staff effectively.
appropriately with patients, physicians, peers and supervisor.
good judgment to seek assistance when needed.
a minimum of 25 pounds unassisted.
safety and infection control standards learned in the program to maintain a
safe and clean environment for patients and self.
Phlebotomy Program Mission
The mission of the Moraine Valley Community College Phlebotomy Program is to educate and train students to meet standards of practice for entry level phlebotomy professionals. Faculty will use appropriate methodologies to promote student learning.
Student learning will emerge from the cognitive (intellectual), psychomotor (physical), clinical and affective (social, emotional and ethical) elements of phlebotomy as defined for the entry-level practitioner by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(NAACLS)* and the Moraine Valley Community College Phlebotomy Program Advisory Committee. Student learning will occur within an intellectual atmosphere that promotes continuing education as part of professional dedication and lifelong learning and within an ethical framework for student conduct in both the classroom and clinical settings.
||PHB-110—Principles and Practice of Phlebotomy
|| 6 credit hours
||PHB-111—Phlebotomy Clinical Practice
1 credit hour
|PHB-112—Phlebotomy Clinical Practice
|| 2 credit hours
Phlebotomy Program Outcomes
outcomes (goals) have been identified for the Moraine Valley Community College
Phlebotomy Program. The outcomes have been developed based on the National
Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(NAACLS)* and the
recommendations of the Moraine Valley Community College Phlebotomy Program
Advisory Committee. The Moraine Valley Community College Phlebotomy
Program will provide students with:
Training in blood collection skills consistent with
entry level in the profession
comprehensive didactic framework for the blood collection procedures
presented, preparing students to successfully challenge the phlebotomy
certification exam of their choice. Completion of the Moraine Valley
Community College Phlebotomy Program is NOT dependent upon successful
completion of a phlebotomy certification exam.
Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 No. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Web Site: http://www.naacls.org