2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Aug 10, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AHS 105 - Phlebotomy


Description: Theory and practice of basic phlebotomy and specimen processing including laboratory tests, equipment, procedures, ethics, safety, legal issues and quality assurance.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Terminology
  2. Ethics and safety
  3. Legal implications
  4. Anatomy and physiology of the hand and arm
  5. Quality assurance methods
  6. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
  7. Universal precautions
  8. Venipuncture
  9. Equipment and supplies
  10. Documentation in the clinical laboratory
  11. Body systems and corresponding laboratory test

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define basic terms and codes related to phlebotomy and laboratory testing. (1)
  2. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the hand and arm. (4)
  3. Describe how phlebotomy is affected by privacy laws and law enforcement. (3)
  4. Collect blood specimens by venipuncture adhering to OSHA guidelines and lab safety in procedures. (2,5,7,8)
  5. Maintain and inventory of equipment and supplies for collecting blood specimens. (9,10)
  6. Explain how CLIA and HIPAA regulations affect phlebotomy practices. (2,3,6)
  7. Describe reporting requirements for adverse phlebotomy. (3,5,10)
  8. Describe and apply standard universal precautions. (2,7,8)
  9. State the purpose of specific laboratory tests. (11)