Issued by Montana State University
This credential documents development of skills for healthcare professionals who collect blood, urine, fecal specimens, seminal fluid, sputum, and other body specimens. Specifically, this badge demonstrates the earner's ability to describe quality control, assurance, and improvement tools used for phlebotomy. Earners have mastered the skills and proficiency to be an entry-level phlebotomist.Additional Details
Complete Phlebotomy Technician course. Instruction includes: 15 hours face-to-face labs, 30 hours online, 100 hours of supervised clinical experience. Instruction provides hands-on training in venipuncture technique including the interpersonal skills needed for working with patients. Procedures and skills are verified through a skills check-off system. The practicum is provided at regional medical affiliates, allowing participants to achieve proficiency in a healthcare setting.
Students must earn at least a 75% on the quizzes/tests to move on to the practicum portion of the course. In order to pass the clinical practicum, instructor has verified with lab instructors that students have attained the necessary technical skills, proficiency and attention to detail and exhibit professional behavior and are reliable.
Students that successfully complete the course and practicum are eligible to sit for the ASCP certification test with a recommendation letter from the instructor. MSU does not guarantee that the student will pass the exam.