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Fall 2021

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PHB190 - Phlebotomy Technician

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Designed to gain the knowledge in technical and procedural aspects of both adult and pediatric phlebotomy required to become a Phlebotomy technician. Concepts in infection control, legal issues, supplies, special collection and basic clerical skill used for patient interaction will be included. This course leads to National Certification as a Phlebotomist.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Lab: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe the duties of a phlebotomist.
2. Define legal issues related to phlebotomy.
3. Describe the venous anatomy on which phlebotomy can be performed such as veins or skin surfaces.
4. Describe the roles and responsibilities of different types of providers within the healthcare industry.
5. Use common medical prefixes, roots, suffices, and proper anatomical terminology as it relates to the human body.
6. Identify basic anatomy, pathophysiology or specialty practice of the cardiovascular system.
7. Apply precautions and standards outlined by the CDC to protect from pathogen exposure, including physical or chemical barriers.
8. Identify the process for labeling, transporting, or reporting samples.
9. Apply laboratory quality and safety regulations using QA and QC procedures.
10. Describe the proper methods used to collect and handle non-blood specimens (such as urine, stool, and cultures).
11. Differentiate between Serum and Plasma.
12. Describe the steps in the safe and proper use of a centrifuge.
13. Describe the steps in order for accurate specimen collection and documentation procedures.
14. Demonstrate correct venipuncture methods.
15. Demonstrate correct capillary collection methods.
16. Discuss complications associated with venipuncture/phlebotomy.

Effective Term: Fall 2021