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Phlebotomy

Lively’s Phlebotomy program prepares individuals for an entry-level employment opportunity in a variety of medical settings as a phlebotomist.  

Program Overview

Lively’s phlebotomy program prepares students for employment as phlebotomists. The content includes but is not limited to communication, leadership, human relations, and employability skills; performance of safe and efficient work practices in obtaining adequate and correct blood specimens by capillary or venipuncture on adults, children and neonates; maintaining the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test to be performed; preparing blood smears; labeling specimens accurately and completely; collecting timed specimens; promoting the comfort and well-being of the patient while performing blood collecting duties; observing safety policies and procedures; medical terminology; emergency procedures including CPR (Heartsaver); delivering a variety of clinical specimens to the clinical laboratory; sorting and recording specimens received in the laboratory; centrifuging specimens and preparing aliquots of samples according to the designated protocol; distributing samples to appropriate laboratory sections; and preparing collection trays for specimen procurement.

Employment Opportunities

  • Phlebotomist
  • Healthcare support workers

Industry Certifications

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

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What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare delivery system and health occupations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills effectively.
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply wellness and disease concepts.
  • Recognize and practice safety and security procedures.
  • Recognize and respond to emergency situations.
  • Recognize and practice infection control procedures.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of information technology applications in healthcare.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of blood borne diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
  • Apply basic math and science skills.
  • Demonstrate accepted professional, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Discuss phlebotomy in relation to the health care setting.
  • Identify the anatomic structure and function of body systems in relation to services performed by phlebotomist.
  • Recognize and identify collection reagents supplies, equipment and interfering chemical substances.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to perform phlebotomy.
  • Practice infection control following standard precautions.
  • Practice accepted procedures of transporting, accessioning and processing specimens.
  • Practice quality assurance and safety.

Program Requirements

Phlebotomy · H170302 · 165 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90 31-9099
B MEA0520 Phlebotomist 75 31-9097

Program Costs

$442.20 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.68 x 165 hours)
$40.00 Bookstore
$10.00 Registration Fee
$37.50 Facility Usage Fee
$50.00 Miscellaneous Fee/CPR
$30.00 Lab Fee
$30.00 Drug Screening
$10.00 Liability Insurance
Total Costs $649.70

Program Instructors

Jessica Davis
Instructor

Phone: 850-487-7449

Email: davisj5@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Shannon Smith, CPT
Southern Medical Group TMH Physician Partners
Kyana Wiggins, CPT
Southern Medical Group TMH Physician Partners
Sheryll Moore, CPT
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
Kimberly Wilborn, CPT
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
Kimberly Benefield, CPT
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates, Lab Manager
Kimberly Franklin, CPT
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
Shontel Mitchell, CPT
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
Julia Leland, CPT
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates