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Global Standards in Phlebotomy Seminar for CPT, MLT, CLS

This continuing education event is open to certified phlebotomy technicians, medical laboratory technicians and clinical laboratory scientists.


Sharp Corporate Office

8695 Spectrum Center Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
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Wednesday, July 26, 6 to 9 pm

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Presented by Sharp HealthCare plus

Phlebotomy errors pose significant and avoidable risks to patients and phlebotomists. Implementation of global standards can help to prevent injuries and improve processes so that accurate, globally comparable test results are consistently produced.

At this educational workshop, we will discuss how to implement the Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute's (CLSI) recently revised global standards for venipuncture.

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of CLSI and its influence on standardizing phlebotomy processes
  • Discuss the changes in the latest version of the CLSI phlebotomy standards 
  • Demonstrate the newly defined processes for identifying patients, labeling specimens, positioning patients for phlebotomy venipuncture and repositioning the needle for difficult draws 
  • List site selection limitations for collecting venous blood specimens

Please note, registrants must possess one of the following California licenses: CPT, MLT or CLS.

Cancellation Policy plus

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.

For Standard: A fee of $50 will be deducted from the amount paid if you cancel your registration less than 2 days before the event.

Parking Information plus

Free visitor parking is available from the lot entrance on Spectrum Center Boulevard. Employee parking is available in the front, back and side of the Spectrum building. The four entrances on Tech Way require an activated employee badge.

Presenter Information plus

Peggy Kollars is a lab education senior specialist at Sharp HealthCare.

Arrival plus

On July 11, breakfast will be available at 8 am and the event gets underway at 8:30 am. Please arrive no later than 8:10 am.

On July 26, a light dinner will be available at 5:30 pm and the seminar starts at 6 pm. Please arrive no later than 5:40 pm.

What to Bring plus

A sweater or light jacket is recommended as room temperatures may fluctuate. Please note, guests are not allowed at this continuing education event.

CEUs plus

Sharp HealthCare Pathology is a California-approved laboratory continuing education accrediting agency. Sharp HealthCare designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours of continuing education.

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