Blood Withdrawal Course


This course is not designed to prepare individuals for a career in phlebotomy

This course serves as continuing education for individuals currently employed in medical research where obtaining human blood samples maybe included among other job duties. Individuals interested in becoming a licensed or certified phlebotomist are referred to the other phlebotomy programs offered at our facility.

This is a short-term 8-hour course and is recommended for research associates employed in the bioscience and clinical trial industry. This course is presented in two 4 hour sessions:

  1. The morning session consists of a theoretical review of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the blood and the circulatory systems. Special emphasis is placed on possible complications arising from human error when withdrawing blood and the proper responses to potential complications. This session ends with a detailed discussion of universal precautions. The emphasis here is placed on OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard that safeguards against the transmission of bloodborne diseases.
  2. The afternoon practical session consists of introductions to state-of-the-art blood collecting devices and demonstrations of safe handling and proper techniques.

Participants are expected to participate in all laboratory demonstrations. Student participation affords the opportunity for licensed instructors to assess knowledge gained from the course.

Successful participants are awarded a Certificate of Participation from Family Health Services Training Center at the end of the course.

For a detailed description of this course, check out our brochure.