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CCOG for MA 130 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
MA 130
Course Title:
Clinical Phlebotomy II
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Course Description

Continues to expand knowledge on venipuncture puncture techniques as well as proper specimen-handling procedures as dictated by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Covers the preparation and training to function as an internal member of the ambulatory clinical lab care setting. Prerequisites: Department permission required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Use effective communication that represents competence and professionalism in the laboratory setting. 
  2. Abide by HIPAA laws and their implications in the laboratory setting. 
  3. Select appropriate barrier/personal protective equipment (PPE).
  4. Demonstrate proper disposal of biohazardous material.
  5. Demonstrate OHSA standard precaution safety techniques during specimen collection.
  6. Perform venipuncture procedure using evacuated tube system with multi-sample needle for blood specimen collection. 
  7. Perform venipuncture procedure using syringe with winged infusion set for blood specimen collection. 
  8. Implement proper technique when determining evacuated tube system order of draw during venipuncture procedure.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Students will be given lecture quizzes and exams. There is also a scheduled final examination.
2. Laboratory Assessment – Students will be evaluated on an on-going basis for their skills in the blood collection techniques. A log of successful, unaided venipunctures must be kept. These individual procedures will be signed off by the instructor after assessing proper technique.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Articulate and demonstrate the phlebotomist’s role in the overall healthcare delivery system.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of the governmental laws and guidelines regulating the laboratories, including quality assurance and safety.
  3. To perform the various blood collection techniques under the direction of qualified instructors, in a safe and timely manner.
  4. Demonstrate the use of various types of equipment, including syringes, needles, evacuated tubes, PPE, vacutainer supplies, anticoagulants and preservatives used in blood collection techniques.
  5. Demonstrate the role of the professional phlebotomist as a front-line representative of the clinical laboratory.
  6. Evaluate anatomical structures of the antecubital space and dorsal venous plexus, and demonstrate understanding of reasoning behind venipuncture site selection. 
  7. Evaluate lab requisitions and select appropriate equipment to ensure blood specimen viability.
  8. Demonstrate the importance and understanding of appropriate personnel in the health care setting, patient interactions, and legal implications as they apply to the work environment.