Phlebotomy is an I-Best (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) course team-taught by the Phlebotomy instructor as well as an Adult Education instructor.
Students gain basic skills needed to reach college-level instruction and/or pass the High School Equivalency exams. This innovative method of instruction helps students accelerate their entry into higher-level courses and the workforce. This course prepares students to become Phlebotomy Technicians.
Interpersonal Skills Developed: Customer service: Explaining the process of extracting samples from clients, instructing patients regarding proper urine collection, listening, maintaining confidentiality, persuading reluctant clients to cooperate with collections, positioning patients, and properly identifying patients.
Training includes the science of venipuncture, specimen preparation, anatomy, safety, equipment maintenance, associated clerical skills, customer service, and basic work skills. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for the national licensing examination through the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Technical Skills Developed:
Adhering to government regulations
Applying tourniquets, calculating the quantity of blood needed, basic life support, and responding to emergency situations
Collecting blood using proper technique and protocol
Decontaminating puncture site, following infection control guidelines and identifying abnormal cells, locating appropriate veins for blood collection
Learning new software, data entry and documenting all procedures, Microsoft Excel and Word, ordering supplies, writing reports, correspondence, and policies.
Safely disposing of blood and bodily fluids, sterilizing collection site
Taking vital signs, testing blood for drugs, tracking specimens, transporting specimens to the laboratory
Certified Nursing Assistant: CNA101L
Certified Nursing Assistant is a team-taught I-Best course by the CNA instructor as well as a n Adult Education instructor. Students gain basic skills needed to reach college-level instruction and/or pass the High School Equivalency exams. This innovative method of instruction helps students accelerate their entry into higher-level courses and the workforce.
This course prepares students to provide patient care in a home, a long-term health care center, or a hospital under the supervision of a professional health care provider (RN). Prepares students for the NM Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation (Prometric) exam.
Technical Skills Developed:
A caring nature.
Be able to work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
Good communication skills and good listening skills
Be able to work as part of a team.
Be respectful to patients and colleagues.
Flexibility and reliability
The ability to remain calm in tough situations.
The ability to keep sensitive information confidential at all times.
Good organizational skills