Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals

  • Date: April 22, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Nebraska Methodist College – The Josie Harper Campus, 501 Center, 501 North 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68114

Target Audience

Target Audience

Nurses, medical assistants, and other 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 2017 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 currently performing phlebotomy procedures or anticipating performing these in the future.

Text:  Third Edition "Blood Collection A Short Course” by Di Lorenzo and Strasinger.  The book should be purchased for study prior to the class; it will not be sold the day of class. Available to purchase at the Methodist College Bookstore, located on  campus, phone number 354-7241. The price is $48.95 with tax, (subject to change).For other options, contact or 402-354-7106.  

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.

**It is imperative that all class participants must wear closed toe shoes.  This is a safety regulation and quality assurance procedure required by OSHA. Please be aware that those without proper footwear will not be able to take part in the lab portion of the workshop.



Time  Agenda
8:30 - 9:00 am  Registration
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 Question & Answers


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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.

In order to obtain contact hours or CEU's for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.

Nurses:  6.0 contact hours awarded MW MSD Provider Approval  #NE1019-9

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. 

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #120

Medical Assistants:  This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for Course Number  131736 Category C for 6.0 continuing education units. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.


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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