2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CLS 131B - Applied Laboratory Procedures for Medical Office Assistants

Credits: 1
Semesters Offered: Fall
Campus/Sites Offered: Charleston, Henderson
Offering Note: Offered at both Charleston and Henderson campuses during fall.

Practical application of laboratory procedures for personnel working in a physician’s office.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify organizations that regulate safety and infection control, and name recent standards or guidelines.
  2. Recognize commonly used units of measurement in the laboratory as well as glassware used in laboratory measurement.
  3. Estimate sample volumes with accuracy and precision.
  4. Perform a basic urinalysis and identify the three components of such an analysis.
  5. Identify situations where a urine sample would not be acceptable for analysis.
  6. Perform a manual hematocrit and white cell differential and identify situations where a blood sample would not be acceptable for analysis.
  7. Perform a blood glucose test and identify the proper steps involved in patient preparation.
  8. Perform various venipuncture and skin puncture techniques.
  9. Perform a pregnancy and rheumatoid factor assay and identify what type of specimen is used for serological testing.
  10. Perform a gram stain on a microbiological specimen and identify situations when samples would not be acceptable for culture.
  11. Know rejection criteria sample handling rules and proper storage indications for all types of clinical specimens.
  12. Perform manual WBC and RBC counts using the Unopette system and hemocytometer and interpret results.
  13. Communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  14. Demonstrate effective time management skills.
  15. Demonstrate interest in the course material and attend all lectures (arriving on time).
  16. Project an image of professionalism in appearance and demeanor.
  17. Show respect for self, classmates and instructors.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: CLS 130B  
Graded: Letter Grade

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