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HPRO 141 Phlebotomy Technician I • 8 Cr.


Covers basic responsibilities and skills of the laboratory phlebotomist. Includes venipuncture techniques and safety with laboratory equipment. Suitable for individuals with limited health care experience interested in venipunctures. Enforced prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, and HPRO 100, 105, 120, 125, and 130 with a C- or better at BC or permission of instructor. Minimum of first 2 of 3 Hepatitis B immunizations.


Fee: $196 Supply Fee.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the blood and circulatory system.
  • Use medical terms commonly used in hospitals, laboratories and clinical settings.
  • Consistently use Universal Precautions in phlebotomy settings.
  • Select appropriate blood collection tubes (reagents) for lab tests requested.
  • Determine appropriate needle equipment for common blood draw situations.
  • Perform appropriate tourniquet techniques for the patient’s physical size/situation.
  • Select appropriate veins for venipuncture for standard antecube and hand draws.
  • Perform venipuncture in a safe, professional and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate correct procedures for blood cultures and urine collections.
  • Describe drawbacks/complications with the syringe blood collecting system.
  • Demonstrate procedures of capillary punctures on adults and children (mock setting).
  • Demonstrate procedures of heel punctures on infants (mock setting) for PKU tests.
  • Apply correct labeling and documentation methods for specimen transport.
  • Demonstrate computer lab data retrieval.
  • Practice quality control procedures to prevent errors.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000