Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist /
Phlebotomy Technician

Program Description

Limited Medical Radiologic Technologists are trained to perform routine diagnostic x-ray exams of the skull, extremities, and vertebral column. The emphasis of training is on the anatomy of the human body and the proper positioning of the patient to achieve a quality radiograph. Students learn the theory of radiation production and the proper procedures and techniques to learn the operation, maintenance, and quality control of the radiology equipment. Practice of skills will prepare the student to become an effective member of the health care team. Graduates are prepared to take the state licensing examination and are able to find employment in a variety of medical clinics and physicians' offices.

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Students choosing the Phlebotomy specialty will focus on the techniques related to blood draws in the physician office.

Course Length: 10.5 months

Upon completion of the course, student will have the opportunity to test for the following licenses:

  • Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist (licensure) - Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Phlebotomy Technician (certification) – National Center for Competency Testing

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Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist /
Phlebotomy Technician

A limited radiologic technologist performs diagnostic tests on patients that are ordered by physicians and other health care workers. The test results assist doctors diagnose patient's diseases and injuries and enable them to implement a treatment plan to help get patients on the road to recovery.

Radiation Protection

Radiation protection, sometimes known as radiological protection, is the science and practice of protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. Radiation is used in the production of x-rays.

Medical Terminology

Medical terminology is the language of healthcare setting. Healthcare physicians use medical terminology to describe body parts, diseases, procedures and equipment.

All medical professionals must have an understanding of this language in order to communicate effectively with physicians and patients and to carry out instructions correctly.

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy is the removal of blood from the patient for the purpose of testing.

  • The equipment includes test tubes and needles
  • Patient preparation and site selection
  • Venipuncture and capillary puncture
  • Safety and infection control are key

Infection Control

  • OSHA Safety regulations
  • Exposure Control
  • Sanitation, sterilization & disinfection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Universal Precautions

Medical Ethics & Law

Ethics is defined by Webster as the study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; this system or code of morals of a particular person, religion, group, profession, etc.

As a Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist / Phlebotomy Technician you are responsible for the comfort and safety of your clients. You can serve them best service possible when we understand their needs and rights.

  • Informed Consent
  • Right Of Refusal
  • Confidentiality
  • Personal Boundaries

Course Outline

Course # Course Title
LMRT 101 Radiological Equipment-Safety Standards & Maintenance of Imaging Equipment
LMRT 102 Image Production & Evaluation
LMRT 103 Radiation Protection
LMRT 104 Medical Ethics & Law
LMRT 105 Patient Care & Management
LMRT 106 Medical Terminology
LMRT 107 Anatomy & Physiology
LMRT 108 Radiologic Procedures
LMRT 109 Clinical Instruction of Modalities
LMRT 110 Practicum Simulation of Modalities
LMRT 111 Clinical Experience
PCT 114-P Intro to Phlebotomy
PCT 115-P Anatomy of Vascular System
PCT 116-P Phlebotomy Ethics
PCT 117-P Lab Safety & Infection Control
PCT 118-P Phlebotomy Procedures
PCT 119-P Hematology
PCT 120-P Urine & Body Fluids
PCT 121-P Clinical Experience (P)
Total Clock Hours: 1132

Program Accreditation Information

Approved by:

Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges (TWC)
Texas Department of State Health Services

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Valley Grande Institute's programs are approved by Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges (TWC); Texas Department of State Health Services, Massage Therapy License #MS1004; Texas Department of State Health Services, Radiology; Texas Board of Nursing; Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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