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This 100 Hour, 4 Week Program is approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Through this program you will receive the necessary didactic training hours, plus 40 hours of practical knowledge with treating patients. This course will teach the complexities of specimen collections and be familiar with the required procedure for you to perform venipuncture to the patients under the supervision of the Doctor (MD) or Nurse (RN or LPN) at a Doctor’s Office, Medical Clinic, Hospital or any health care facility.


  • Infection Control
  • Medical Anatomy/Terminology
  • Procedures: Venipunture/ Skin/ Arterial Puncture
  • Collection Equipment
  • Post-puncture Care
  • Safety: Disease Control
  • Anticoagulation
  • Complications
  • Specimen Processing and Issues
  • Communication Skills: Ethics
  • Professional and Skills Development

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