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Madison WI 53704

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Phlebotomy Training

Phlebotomy technician is a vital role in nearly every type of health care facility. Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations or research.

If you are people-oriented, have strong attention to detail and have good manual dexterity, Madison Area Technical College's phlebotomy training may be right for you.

Phlebotomy training at Madison College consists of two two-credit courses:

Both courses must be taken in the same semester.

Prerequisites

  • High School/GED/HSED completion or higher degree documented with Madison College
  • COMPASS test scores: Pre-Algebra 55, Reading 80, and Writing 70  OR  College-level English (Written Communications, English 1 or higher) and College-level math (College Math 10-804-107, Elementary Algebra 10-834-110 or higher), both with a grade of C or better
  • Computer literacy and keyboarding skills are also strongly recommended.

Expect to spend at least six hours per week beyond scheduled class time to study course material and complete assignments.

This training includes a clinical rotation that takes place during daytime hours only due to limited availability of instructional personnel during evening and nighttime hours. You must have transportation to travel outside the immediate Madison area for clinical rotation sites if required.

After registration, you will be required to complete a background check and provide documentation of current required-immunizations and current Healthcare Provider CPR certification. 

Program Details

Phlebotomy Training classes may be offered at the following Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

This training is not financial aid eligible.

  • Training Outcomes

    Introduction to Phlebotomy (10-513-100) is the first course in the two-course sequence of the Phlebotomy Training Program. Students must successfully complete Introduction to Phlebotomy before beginning the second course in the program, Phlebotomy Techniques (10-513-154). Throughout the Phlebotomy Training Program, students acquire various skills that prepare them for entry-level phlebotomy positions. 

    A student who successfully completes the Introduction to Phlebotomy course will be able to:

    1. Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.
    2. Select appropriate personal protective equipment for the task.
    3. Properly contain and dispose of biohazardous waste.
    4. Demonstrate proper hand washing technique.
    5. Identify pre-analytical variables that affect results and take appropriate corrective action.
    6. Perform basic mathematical functions and conversions.
    7. Perform and monitor quality control for waived testing.
    8. Perform and report waived tests.
    9. Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner.
    10. Model professional behavior, ethics and appearance.
    11. Work effectively as a team member recognizing the comprehensive impact this has on health care.


    A student who successfully completes the Phlebotomy Techniques course will be able to:

    1. Ensure patient safety through accurate patient identification and specimen labeling.
    2. Perform venipuncture using appropriately chosen equipment for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
    3. Perform capillary punctures.
    4. Discuss concerns for collecting arterial punctures to ensure patient safety.
    5. Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.
    6. Select appropriate personal protective equipment for the task.
    7. Properly contain and dispose of biohazardous waste.
    8. Demonstrate proper hand washing technique
    9. Identify pre-analytical variables that affect results and take appropriate corrective action.
    10. Record specimen collection times in military hours.
    11. Perform and monitor quality control for waived testing.
    12. Perform and report waived tests.
    13. Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner.
    14. Model professional behavior, ethics and appearance.
    15. Maintain patient confidentiality and follow HIPAA protocols.
    16. Work effectively as a team member recognizing the comprehensive impact this has on health care.
  • Mandatory Requirements (to complete AFTER registration only)

    1. Both of these forms must be completed and uploaded to Certified Profile, by the first week of class. Failure to comply with this policy will result in immediate dismissal from the training.

    Health Screening Form

    Background Information Disclosure Form

    Pay the fee and create your account on CastleBranch account for processing of your Health Screening Form and background check. Use the appropriate code below, to create and pay for your account at CastleBranch:

    Package code for TRUAX campus: MK05truax

    Package code for Fort Atkinson campus: MK05fort

    Package code for Reedsburg campus: MK05reeds

    2. You are required to have health insurance. If you do not have your own health insurance, accident-only health insurance is available through Madison College for $13.00 per semester.

    Complete the student health insurance form.

  • Course Competencies

    Introduction to Phlebotomy

    A. Resolve problems related to specimen collection and processing

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    A.1 by classifying specimen collection problems in an outline.

    A.2 in a written test given instructor-provided problems.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    A.1 outline includes all significant specimen collection problem topics.

    A.2 outline includes significant characteristics of the problem.

    A.3 outline includes steps to resolve the problem.

    A.4 outline utilizes correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

    B. Control incidence of pre-analytical variables in specimen collection

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    B.1 by summarizing common pre-analytical variables given instructor-provided information.

    B.2 by summarizing ways to reduce the incidence of commonly occurring pre-analytical variable.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    B.1 you define common pre-analytical variables.

    B.2 you identify steps to reduce or eliminate incidence of pre-analytical variables.

    B.3 you include relevant and necessary details.

    B.4 your summary is concise without being sketchy.

    B.5 summary evidences correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

    C. Process laboratory specimens

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    C.1 in the laboratory using instructor-provided specimens.

    C.2 using laboratory procedure manual.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    C.1 you select correct equipment.

    C.2 you follow correct procedures.

    C.3 you perform all critical steps in the right order.

    C.4 you wear personal protective equipment.

    C.5 you follow safety procedures.

    D. Correctly dispose of biohazardous waste

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    D.1 by successfully disposing of various types of materials contaminated with biohazards, blood, urine and other body fluids.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    D.1 you select the correct equipment to contain a blood or other biological fluid.

    D.2 you perform all critical steps in the right order.

    D.3 you wear personal protective equipment.

    D.4 you follow safety procedures.

    D.5 you verbalize an explanation of the process as you perform it.

    D.6 your explanation presents sound reasoning as you describe the decisions you make throughout the process.

    E. Perform waived testing

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    E.1 by successfully performing waived testing protocols and equipment

    Your performance will be successful when:

    E.1 you select the correct kit, equipment, materials and supplies.

    E.2 you perform all critical steps in the right order.

    E.3 you perform and document quality control testing.

    E.4 you wear personal protective equipment.

    E.5 you follow safety procedures.

    E.6 your explanation presents sound reasoning as you describe the decisions you make throughout the process.

    E.7 you verbalize an explanation of the process as you perform it.

     

    Phlebotomy Techniques

    A. Resolve problems related to specimen collection and processing

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    A.1 by classifying specimen collection problems in an outline.

    A.2 in a written test given instructor-provided problems.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    A.1 outline includes all significant specimen collection problem topics.

    A.2 outline includes significant characteristics of the problem.

    A.3 outline includes steps to resolve the problem.

    A.4 outline utilizes correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

    B. Apply principles of patient test management

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    B.1 by collecting specimens.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    B.1 you collect specimens from the correct patients.

    B.2 patient identification includes all required components.

    B.3 you collect the correct specimen for the tests ordered.

    B.4 you verify the collected specimen against the laboratory orders.

    B.5 you confirm completeness of laboratory requisition.

    B.6 you log collect specimens into the laboratory according to procedures.

    C. Control incidence of pre-analytical variables in specimen collection

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    C.1 by summarizing common pre-analytical variables given instructor-provided information.

    C.2 by summarizing ways to reduce the incidence of commonly occurring pre-analytical variable.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    C.1 you define common pre-analytical variables.

    C.2 you identify steps to reduce or eliminate incidence of pre-analytical variables.

    C.3 you include relevant and necessary details.

    C.4 your summary is concise without being sketchy.

    C.5 summary evidences correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

    D. Process laboratory specimens

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    D.1 in the laboratory using instructor-provided specimens

    D.2 using laboratory procedure manual.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    D.1 you select correct equipment.

    D.2 you follow correct procedures.

    D.3 you perform all critical steps in the right order.

    D.4 you wear personal protective equipment.

    D.5 you follow safety procedures.

    E. Perform venipuncture

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    E.1 by successfully collecting blood specimens using appropriate venipuncture techniques.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    E.1 you select the correct blood collecting equipment and supplies.

    E.2 you perform all critical steps in the right order.

    E.3 you position yourself correctly.

    E.4 you utilize accepted venipuncture techniques.

    E.5 you wear personal protective equipment.

    E.6 you follow safety procedures.

    E.7 you verbalize an explanation of the process as you perform it.

    E.8 your explanation presents sound reasoning as you describe the decisions you make throughout the process.

    F. Perform special blood collection techniques

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    F.1 by successfully collecting blood specimens using special collection techniques and equipment.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    F.1 you select the correct blood collecting equipment and supplies.

    F.2 you perform all critical steps in the right order.

    F.3 you position yourself correctly.

    F.4 you perform special procedures using techniques and equipment specified in procedure manual.

    F.5 you wear personal protective equipment.

    F.6 you follow safety procedures.

    F.7 you verbalize an explanation of the process as you perform it.

    F.8 your explanation presents sound reasoning as you describe the decisions you make throughout the process.

    G. Perform capillary puncture

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    G.1 by successfully collecting blood specimens using appropriate capillary collection techniques.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    G.1 you select the correct blood collecting equipment and supplies.

    G.2 you perform all critical steps in the right order.

    G.3 you position yourself correctly.

    G.4 you utilize accepted capillary techniques.

    G.5 you wear personal protective equipment.

    G.6 you follow safety procedures.

    G.7 you verbalize an explanation of the process as you perform it.

    G.8 your explanation presents sound reasoning as you describe the decisions you make throughout the process.

    H. Correctly dispose of biohazardous waste

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    H.1 by successfully disposing of various types of materials contaminated with biohazards, blood, urine and other body fluids.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    H.1 you select the correct equipment to contain a blood or other biological fluid.

    H.2 you perform all critical steps in the right order.

    H.3 you wear personal protective equipment.

    H.4 you follow safety procedures.

    H.5 you verbalize an explanation of the process as you perform it.

    H.6 your explanation presents sound reasoning as you describe the decisions you make through the process.

    I. Perform waived testing

    You will demonstrate your competence:

    I.1 by successfully performing waived testing protocols and equipment.

    Your performance will be successful when:

    I.1 you select the correct kit, equipment, materials and supplies.

    I.2 you perform all critical steps in the right order.

    I.3 you perform and document quality control testing.

    I.4 you wear personal protective equipment.

    I.5 you follow safety procedures.

    I.6 you verbalize an explanation of the process as you perform it.

    I.7 your explanation presents sound reasoning as you describe the decisions you make throughout the process.