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AHEA 112 - Medical Laboratory Procedures

4 Credit: (2 lecture, 4 lab, 0 clinical) 6 Contact Hours: [AHEA 109 , AHEA 215 , BUSN 183 CMIS 101 , and (AHEA 116  or BIOL 105 )]


This course presents the theory and procedures for medical laboratory skills performed in a physician’s office. Topics covered are microbiology, hematology, and urinalysis. OSHA guidelines are emphasized as well as laboratory safety and quality control in the collection and testing of laboratory samples.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:

Apply Anatomy & Physiology

I.C.10

Identify CLIA waived tests associated with common diseases

I.C.12

Identify quality assurance practices in healthcare

I.P.2

Perform:

 

b.

venipuncture

 

c.

capillary puncture

I.P.10

Perform a quality control measure

I.P.11

Obtain specimens and perform:

 

a.

CLIA waived hematology test

 

b.

CLIA waived chemistry test

 

c.

CLIA waived urinalysis

 

d.

CLIA waived immunology test

 

e.

CLIA waived microbiology test

 

Apply Mathematics

II.C.6

Analyze healthcare results as reported in:

 

b.

tables

II.P.2

Differentiate between normal and abnormal test results

II.P.3

Maintain lab test results using flow sheets

II.A.1

Reassure a patient of the accuracy of the test results

 

Apply Infection Control

III.C.1

List major types of infectious agents

III.C.4

Identify methods of controlling the growth of microorganisms

III.C.7

Identify Center for Disease Control (CDC) regulations that impact healthcare practices

III.P.10

Demonstrate proper disposal of biohazardous material

 

a.

sharps

 

b.

regulated wastes

III.A.1

Recognize the implications for failure to comply with Center for Disease Control (CDC) regulations in healthcare settings

     

Examine Concepts of Effective Communication

V.P.4

Coach patients regarding:

 

c.

disease prevention

V.A.1

Demonstrate:

 

a.

Empathy

 

b.

Active listening

 

c.

Nonverbal communication

V.A.4

Explain to a patient the rationale for performance of a procedure

     

Examine Legal Implications

X.P.3

Document patient care accurately in the medical record

X.P.7

Complete an incident report related to an error in patient care

 

Explain Protective Practices

XII.C.2

Identify safety techniques that can be used in responding to accidental exposure to:

 

a.

blood

 

b.

other body fluids

 

c.

needle sticks

 

d. 

chemicals

XII.C.5

Describe the purpose of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in a healthcare setting

XII.C.6

Discuss protocols for disposal of biological chemical materials

XII.P.2

Demonstrate proper use of:

 

c.

sharps disposal containers

       

Taken from the 2015 Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting



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