Full course description
Course Dates: 06/14/21-10/04/21
Meeting Days: Monday and Wednesday
Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Note: The end date is the last class meeting. Two days of phlebotomy clinical experience will begin after the end date (upon meeting all clinical requirements). The phlebotomy NHA Certification exam is scheduled for each student after the class and clinical experience are completed.
Dale Mabry Campus
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33614
Room: DTECH 310
Instructor(s): R. Torres and E. Irons
Who should attend? Anyone over the age of 18 with high school diploma or GED.
Financial Assistance: Need help paying for some or all of this course? Visit our Financial Assistance Page
· If you are between the ages of 16 and 24 with a high school diploma or GED, you may qualify for a local grant. Please visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.
· Check out our Pre-Payment Plan.
This course is designed to give you the hands on experience and skills needed for NHA national certification in just weeks through a combination of didactic hours and hands-on clinical training. Students will perform, per NHA requirements, 30 live venipunctures and 10 capillary punctures in both lab and clinical setting and learn how to process lab specimens. The program also provides training for administering and reading EKGs including the anatomy and physiology and disease processes that affect the heart, medications, Holter monitoring, 12-lead EKG, analyzing EKG readings, and much more. You will perform at least 10 live EKGs per NHA requirements. The following is included in your registration fee:
- Measurement Calipers
- Background Check
- Drug screening
- BLS Healthcare Provider Certification valid for 2 years.
- EKG and Phlebotomy National Exam with study package (one attempt each)
Course Requirements for Clinical Training Experience:
Background Check- A level 2 background check will be conducted through Hillsborough Community College. Students with felonies, especially those related to child or elder abuse are not allowed to participate in the clinical rotation. Visit the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA to see if you are eligible to work in healthcare if you have criminal a history. Person’s with criminal history may be able to obtain and exemption from AHCA to provide eligibility for employment in a healthcare setting. A failed background check will result in removal from the program with no refund.
Drug Screening- Students are required to have a 10-panel drug screen. If the urine screen is positive, the student will receive a call from the medical review officer at the testing center asking you to provide documentation of prescriptive medication. If proper documentation cannot be provided, the failed drug screen will result in removal from the program with no refund. NOTE: Healthcare facilities will not allow students or employees to use marijuana, even with state medical approval for marijuana use. Any positive marijuana drug screen result, regardless of medical approval for use, will still result in removal from the program with no refund.
Students must get a medical physical exam including a 2-stage TB skin test and must provide proof that all immunizations are up to date including: Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis B, TDAP. If the student has a medical issue that can affect their participation in the program, they should advise HCC immediately. We do not recommend taking classes that include phlebotomy/specimen collection and if you are pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant due to exposure risk. Your physician must complete and sign the Students Health and Immunization Certification Forms. All exams, tests and vaccines are required. Your healthcare provider will need to complete required forms available to you after you register.
- Your High School should have your immunization records if you have graduated within the past 3 years.
- Your primary care doctor may have copies of your immunizations.
- Physicals and immunizations are free in many health insurance plans including Medicaid and may be completed with your primary care doctor.
Please Note: This course includes mandatory clinical hours until 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks are completed. Clinicals are typically held all-day at a hospital towards the end of the course. Access to transportation and a flexible schedule is needed.
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