Essential Elements of a Phlebotomy Training Program
|Publication Date:||1 April 2017|
The intended users of this guideline are college and proprietary school educators, nurse educators, educational coordinators, laboratory directors and managers, phlebotomy supervisors, and any other health care professionals or educators responsible for the development and/or implementation of a specimen collection training program.
This guideline suggests what should be taught, rather than how to teach it. It is also beyond the scope of this guideline to provide instruction on how to perform specimen collection procedures, which are covered in CLSI documents GP41,4 GP42,5 and NBS01.6 GP48 is a resource for developing curricula for training programs and courses; it is not meant to substitute for or replace a curriculum.
GP48 is not intended to prepare trainees for certification. Certification programs may have their own unique requirements.