Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

By completing the PBT program, successful students will be able to meet entry level experience:

  • Identify each department within the laboratory, list tests, and tubes needed for each area of the laboratory.
  • Apply knowledge of infection control and safety in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology as it pertains to phlebotomy.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of specific interactions involving phlebotomy procedures for various age groups and specialized patient cohorts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Identify and report potential pre-analytical errors that may occur during specimen collection, labeling, transporting and processing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of phlebotomy collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  • Perform standard operating procedures to collect specimens via venipuncture and capillary (dermal) puncture.
  • Explain the collection of non-blood specimens, such as urine, stool, sputum, throat or other in order to instruct patients, process and handle non-blood specimens.
  • Transport specimens following safety regulations, predetermined criteria, and standard protocol.
  • Correlate quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy to laboratory testing and patient care.
  • Communicate professionally (verbally and nonverbally) in the workplace.
  • Perform waived and POCT procedures as established using standard protocol and predetermined criteria for testing and quality assurance.