Our online Phlebotomy continuing education program is fully approved and accredited
by the California Department of Public Health-Laboratory Field Services.
Infection Control, Universal Precautions and Safety
CEUs earned upon successful completion : 2
This course will review the importance of hand washing as the foundation of infection control. It will also cover infection control programs and safety regulatory agencies, techniques used in infection control, sharps hazards and medical waste disposal laws, safety laws and procedures including fire, radiation, electrical, and chemical safety. It will also cover the importance of ergonomics in preventing job related injuries.
Upon successful completion of this course you will earn 2 continuing education units. You will be able to print your certificate immediately upon completion.
The cost of this CDPH-LFS accredited course is $29.99.
Identify steps to avoid the spread of infection.
Identify the basic programs for infection control
Identify the proper techniques for hand washing and gloving.
Differentiate Between Sterile and Aseptic Technique
List the situational uses for the OSHA Standard Precautions.
Understand safety awareness for health care workers.
Understand the safety policies and procedures that must be followed in all phases of specimen collection and transportation
Describe the essential elements of a disaster emergency plan for a health care facility
Describe the use of safety equipment in the laboratory
Discuss the chemical, fire, electrical and radiation hazards that a phlebotomist might encounter, and identify the safety procedures associated with each hazard.
Identify the symbols for: Radiation Hazard, Chemical Hazard, Fire Hazard, Electrical Hazard, Radiation Hazard, and Physical Hazard.
Discuss the purpose of a Chemical Hygiene Plan.
Discuss the purpose and use of Material Safety Data Sheets.
Correlate the classifications of fires to the types of fire extinguishers.
List the common work related injuries in the laboratory setting, including latex allergies, and their prevention techniques.
Discuss the biohazard and sharps hazards that a phlebotomist might encounter, and identify the safety procedures and appropriate disposal procedures associated with each hazard.
Identify the symbols for: Sharps Hazard and Biohazard
Discuss the importance of Proper Ergonomics in the prevention of Injury