Technical Standards

Phlebotomy Program
Non-Academic Essential Functions
Technical Standards

The essential functions/ technical standards as stated here reflect performance abilities that are necessary for a student to successfully complete the requirements of the Phlebotomy curriculum.  It should be noted that under the Americans with Disabilities Act “A qualified person with a disability is one who can perform the essential function of a job with or without reasonable accommodation.”  Please read the standards carefully and seek clarification if necessary.  According to the nature of the work required in Phlebotomy, the student must be able to meet the following standards:

  • Reach, manipulate, and operate equipment necessary for blood collection procedures.
  • Move and manipulate a patient as necessary for collection of blood specimens.
  • Evaluate visually patients, computer screens, log sheets, requisitions, patient identification, tube types, and the working environment.
  • Clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing, with the patient, family, personnel, and others to disseminate information relevant to patient care and work duties and to hear accurately to gather information relevant to patient and work duties.
  • Demonstrate emotional stability and psychological health in day-to-day interaction with patients, visitors, staff, and peers in routine and non-routine decision-making processes and on the daily execution of didactic and clinical assignments.
  • Evaluate patient’s reactions to phlebotomy procedures in order to administer emergency first aid.

I have read and understand the technical standards required for Phlebotomy. I hereby declare that the student is able to meet the listed essential technical standards.

 

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If a Phlebotomy student believes that he or she cannot meet one or more of the standards without accommodation or modifications, the college must determine, on an individual basis, whether or not the necessary accommodations or modifications can be made reasonably.