AHMA 221 - Phlebotomy Clinical Training
Prerequisite(s): a grade of “B” or better in AHMA 220 within past three semesters and advising signature required to register.
This course includes 100 hours of clinical practice in specimen collection on adults and children 12 years and older. Emphasis is placed on technique, infection control and prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. The course is designed to allow students to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitude required to function in a professional manner in the health care setting. Students must perform a minimum of 100 successful unaided venipunctures and eight successful skin punctures. Students who successfully complete AHMA 220 and AHMA 221 will be eligible to sit for national certification examinations. (Fall and Spring Semesters)
Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
- Perform phlebotomy procedures and tasks, including vein and capillary punctures and non-blood specimen processing, in an accurate, timely and professional manner.
- Comply with all regulations and guidelines of governing agencies.
- Communicate effectively in the health care setting.
- Use phlebotomy equipment safely and effectively.
- Demonstrate basic understanding of quality assurance.
- Demonstrate professionalism, including initiative, appropriate interpersonal skills, teamwork, respect, and caring.
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