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Open Registration for Phlebotomy Classes

posted Sep 16, 2016, 11:40 AM by Judith McGinty   [ updated Jan 2, 2017, 7:45 AM by Derrick Berrios ]

The Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) has announced open registration for Phlebotomy classes at LCHEC.

A phlebotomist is a health care worker who is responsible for performing venipuncture on patients in a medical environment such as a hospital, lab, or doctor’s office. A phlebotomist assists other medical workers by focusing entirely on the collection of blood, tissue, and fluid samples. The duties of a phlebotomist can be divided into four general functions: Prepares and maintains necessary equipment and supplies; Performs venipuncture, arterial puncture, capillary puncture, and other fluid collection, procedures on patients, and ensures specimens are appropriately labeled and identified; assists the patient before, during, and after collection of the specimen; must maintain patient confidentiality, keep necessary records, and document results. Jobs include: hospitals, labs, clinics, doctor’s offices, and institutional facilities.

The next class will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday5 pm to 9 pm, from Jan. 18 through Mar. 3.  Course cost is $1200. Payment plans are available.