Module 1: Fundamentals of Phlebotomy
Released: April 1, 2021
Expires: April 1, 2023
This module will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful phlebotomist. You will be introduced to medical terminology, learning many of the terms you are likely to encounter in the health care setting. We will share information related to collection devices, explaining the types of equipment used and the situations each would be used in. We will also take an in-depth look at the collection tubes and share information regarding specimen types, common tests, and the recommended order of draw.
- Define the most common terms from a phlebotomist’s perspective and explain the make-up of medical terms.
- Recognize the collection tubes, their additives and end products after processing, and identify the order of draw.
- Identify the types of equipment used in the phlebotomy process, recognizing the situations in which they would be used.
Intended Audience: This series is appropriate for phlebotomists, phlebotomy managers, phlebotomy educators, and other patient-care staff involved in specimen collection.
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Please follow your institution’s standard operating procedures (SOPs). We recognize there are variables associated with phlebotomy processes that are specific to individual institutions. The material presented here may not align with all institutional practices. Continue to follow your institution’s guidelines, procedures, and policies.
- Watch the module.
- Participate in the activities.
- Complete the posttest and evaluation that is linked to the final slide of the module.
- Generate and print your certificate.
Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E® contact hour. Level of instruction for this program is intermediate.
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