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AHEA 102 - Basic Phlebotomy Technique

3 Credit: (1.5 lecture, 2 lab, 1 clinical) 4.5 Contact Hours: [Background Check Required ]

This course will present the theory and practical skills necessary for securing employment in the medical field as an entry level phlebotomist. Upon successful completion, students will have an understanding of laboratory-related documentation, regulations, OSHA and Bloodborne Pathogen protocols. Specimen collection, labeling, processing and storage plus practice in basic venipuncture techniques using a variety of equipment and capillary blood collections will also be covered.
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Cognitive Goals

1.  Apply Microbiology/Infection Control.

  1. Discuss infection control procedures.
  2. Identify personal safety precautions as established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  3. Match types and uses of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  4. Describe Standard Precautions.
  5. Discuss the application of Standard Precautions with regard to body fluids and body surfaces.

2.  Explain Legal Implications.

  1. Discuss legal scope of practice for the phlebotomist.
  2. Explore issues of confidentiality as it applies to the phlebotomist.
  3. Describe the process to follow if an error is made in patient care.

3.  Explain Protective Practices.

  1. Describe personal protective equipment.
  2. Describe the importance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) in a healthcare setting.

Goal 2:  Psychomotor Goals  

1.  Apply Anatomy & Physiology.

  1. Perform venipuncture.
  2. Perform capillary puncture.

2.  Apply Microbiology/Infection Control.

  1. Practice Standard Precautions.
  2. Select appropriate barrier/personal protective equipment (PPE) for potentially infectious situations.
  3. Obtain specimens for microbiological testing.

3.  Examine Concepts of Effective Communication.

  1. Instruct patients according to their needs to promote health maintenance and disease prevention.
  2. Document patient care.
  3. Document patient education.

4.  Examine Legal Implications.

  1. Document accurately in the patient medical record.

5.  Examine Protective Practices.

  1. Demonstrate proper use sharps disposal containers.

Goal 3:  Affective Goals

1.  Apply Anatomy & Physiology.

  1. Use language/verbal skills that enable patients’ understanding.

2.  Apply Microbiology/Infection Control.

  1. Display sensitivity to patient rights and feelings in collecting specimens.
  2. Explain the rationale for performance of a procedure to the patient.

3.  Apply Concepts of Effective Communication.

  1. Demonstrate recognition of the patient’s level of understanding in communications.
  2. Analyze communications in providing appropriate responses/feedback.

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