Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood samples and maintain careful records of blood tests, and work under the supervision of a nurse, medical technologist, or experienced phlebotomy technician. Delgado’s program prepares students to take the
national credentialing exam and is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, Ill., (773) 714-8880, www.naacls.org.
Delgado offers a one-semester (12 credit hour) curriculum within the Medical Laboratory Technician Department. The curriculum is comprised of 2 lecture courses and one phlebotomy practicum. The lecture courses MLTS 104 and MLTS 105 are taught during the first half of the semester. During the second half of the semester the student attends a three week phlebotomy clinical practicum. During the practicum students are expected to work 8 hours a day. There is no weekend or holiday work. Practicum rotations are held at the program's clinical affiliate hospitals.
The following are the Phlebotomy Program's 3-year averages of outcome measures: Program Board of Certification exam pass rate - 94%, Program completion rate - 87%, Program placement rate - 96%
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