Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals

  • Date: April 11, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Nebraska Methodist College – The Josie Harper Campus, Clark Building, 720 North 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68114

Target Audience

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals currently performing phlebotomy procedures or anticipating performing these in the future.



List Price: $240

Cost:  $96 with promo code 60PD

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2015 health system promo code for a 100% discount.

Course Description

Course Description

This six-hour course is offered for health care professionals currently performing phlebotomy procedures or anticipating performing these in the future. Topics include types of blood specimens, blood collection equipment, specimen collection techniques for venipuncture, complications and remedies, special collection procedures, safety regulations and quality assurance as related to phlebotomy. Venipuncture on practice arms and fellow participants will be included.

Purpose Statement:

To present information on blood specimen types, equipment and techniques, complications and remedies, safety regulations, and quality assurance to health care professionals seeking training in phlebotomy who are currently performing phlebotomy procedures or anticipating performing these in the future.


Di Lorenzo, M.S.  & Strasinger, S.K. (2010). Blood Collection: A Short Course (2nd Ed). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company. This text is required. This text is available in the Nebraska Methodist College bookstore, (402) 354-7240.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe blood collection equipment and explain correct specimen labeling, transport and storage for laboratory testing.
  • Practice routine venipuncture using an evacuated tube system, syringe and butterfly needle.
  • Describe remedies to venipuncture technique complications.
  • Discuss safety regulations and quality assurance procedures required by OSHA and laboratory regulatory agencies.



Time  Agenda
9:00 - 10:15 am

Introduction to Blood Collection

10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am Venipuncture Equipment
11:30 - 12:15 pm Venipuncture Technique
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 pm Venipuncture Complications
1:45 - 2:15 pm Special Procedures
2:15 - 2:25 pm Break
2:25 - 4:00 pm Venipuncture Practice
4:00 - 4:10 pm Evaluations



Marjorie DiLorenzo, MT (ASCP), SH is the phlebotomy program coordinator for Nebraska Methodist College, is a registered medical technologist and specialist in hematology by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.


Credit Information

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.


6.0 contact hours awarded. Master Code #NE13-16C07.

Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Medical Assistants
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for Course Number  127648 Category G 6.0 continuing education units.

Education Credit:

6.0 Education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

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