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Phlebotomy Seminar: Enhancing Pediatric Proficiency and Customer Service

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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Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8:30 to 11:30 am

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  • Registration closes Sept. 24

Presented by Sharp HealthCare plus

As a phlebotomist, you face many challenges in performing your job. Pediatric draws are among the most challenging situations you may encounter.

In this session, we will review techniques for pediatric heelsticks, fingersticks and venipunctures. We will also discuss suggestions for reducing anxiety in pediatric patients.

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

  • Implement strategies for successfully obtaining optimal blood samples from pediatric patients
  • Evaluate equipment selections for pediatric draws
  • Describe strategies to reduce patient anxiety and increase customer satisfaction

Please note that all 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.

Special Instructions plus

If this class is full, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, and asked to be placed on our waitlist.

Presenter Information plus

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

Arrival plus

On Oct. 2, breakfast will be available at 8 am and the event will begin at 8:30 am. Please arrive no later than 8:10 am.

On Oct. 10, a light dinner will be available at 5:30 pm and the seminar will begin 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. 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. Please provide your license type and number during registration to receive credit.

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