Released: April 8, 2021
Expires: April 8, 2023
This module will provide you with valuable information pertaining to safety. You will be introduced to bloodborne pathogens, learning the common viruses you are likely to encounter in the health care setting; the PPE necessary to protect you; and the key elements of infection prevention and control. We also will provide you with information specific to infection control, including an explanation of how infections are spread and the precautions you can use to minimize/eliminate the risk of transmitting health care acquired infections, assuring the protection of you and your patients.
Intended Audience: This series is appropriate for phlebotomists, phlebotomy managers, phlebotomy educators, and other patient care staff involved in specimen collection.
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.
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
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.