Medical Assistants and Phlebotomists Complete Training

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Nash Community College medical assistants and phlebotomists were recognized for program completion on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections and computer operations. Graduates are prepared to assist with examinations and treatments, and perform routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, and supervised medication administration. Employment opportunities exist in physician offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments and hospitals.

Medical Assistants from left: Caitlin Judge, Kamesha Evans, Jonika Horton, Heather Lynch, Tunisha Staten. Not pictured: Elizabeth Pace

The Phlebotomy curriculum prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Course work includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, and maintaining patient data. Graduates may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians.

The Nash Community College Phlebotomy program has been continually accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences since 1989.

Phlebotomists pictured from left: Tomeka Omega Hedgepeth, Jamila Dari, Stacey Pittman Cashwell, Deja Christiana Richardson; Not Pictured: Savannah Jo Winstead, Hattie Mae Carey, Charles William Donaldson