Apr 22, 2024  
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AHMA 220 - Phlebotomy


Credit(s): 3

The profession of phlebotomy is taught through lecture, student laboratory, and clinical experiences. The course will focus on skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Topics include vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults. Collection of specimens from children and infants is discussed. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Students will learn the theory and principles of CLIA-waived laboratory tests. Students will complete a minimum of 40 hours classroom/lab training. Clinical hours will be completed via AHMA 221 . (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens via venipuncture and capillary (dermal) puncture.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  • Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of body systems and general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems, utilizing the appropriate medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety.
  • Identify age-specific or psycho-social considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various groups of patients.
  • Discuss the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Describe the importance of quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy.
  • Discuss the health care delivery system.



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