LEGAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH PHLEBOTOMY
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to teach individuals the importance of understanding the legal issues associated with the profession of phlebotomy. Topics include quality assurance, risk management, legal considerations related to forensic blood specimen collection, documentation guidelines and related terminology.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the legal issues associated with phlebotomy
- Define the key terms identified in this course
- Understand the legal issues associated with forensic blood specimen collection
- Define quality assurance as relating to phlebotomy
- Understand risk management
- Discuss ways to minimize risks in phlebotomy
- Understand phlebotomy Standard of Care
- Understand the importance of proper documentation
CE CONTACT HOURS: 2
COURSE FEE: $16 (Group rates are available upon request. Contact .)
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Medical professionals, allied health professionals (certified phlebotomy technicians, clinical laboratory scientists, EMT personnel), military medics, law enforcement, attorneys, corporate individuals, human resources and students.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: This downloadable course is in PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: This is a self-paced course.
DURATION: All course requirements must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
METHOD OF COURSE GRADING: Pass/fail grading system. Course examination is multiple choice and true/false statements. When a score of less than 70% is received, the examination may be taken one time without charge. Contact: for further information regarding additional retakes of the examination.
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: After successful completion of the course examination, a course evaluation must be submitted to .
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, student will receive a certificate of completion.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: All readings are incorporated in the course.
SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS: There are none.
OTHER RELATED COURSES: Forensic Blood Specimen Collection and Handling, Forensic Wound Recognition, Introduction to Chain of Custody.
AUTHORíS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Faye Battiste-Otto, RN
Course Procedure from start to completion.
All courses and materials are based on United States laws and regulations unless otherwise noted. Laws vary from state to state.