2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CLS 151 - Phlebotomy

Credits: 2
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Campus/Sites Offered: Charleston, Online
Offering Note: Offered online in Fall and Spring while offered at Charleston in Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Study of blood collection methods, with emphasis on patient preparation and identification, sample collection, and selected diagnostic tests performed in the clinical laboratory.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the basic role of the Phlebotomist and the importance if professionalism.
  2. Exhibit an understanding of the organization of hospitals and how laboratories fit into that structure (CLIA 1988).
  3. List clinical analysis areas of the laboratory and types of laboratory procedures performed in the different areas.
  4. Describe the different levels of personnel found in the clinical laboratory.
  5. Exhibit an understanding of Universal Precautions/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and how the policy applies to clinical laboratories.
  6. Define infection control and describe procedures utilized in the clinical laboratory.
  7. State and describe safety rules and procedures (e.g. chemical and fire) that should be followed by the phlebotomist when working in the laboratory and/or patient areas.
  8. Define medical terms based on word structure and become familiar with laboratory related abbreviation.
  9. Name all body systems and identify the following (a) components or major structures; (b) basic function of the system; (3) disorders related to the systems, and (d) diagnostic tests associated with each system.
  10. Describe basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system.
  11. Describe the evacuated tube collection system and the tube color codes associated with the various anticoagulants.
  12. Describe proper patient identification protocols and factors that should be considered prior to blood collection.
  13. Describe the procedure for routine venipuncture and micro-collection techniques and the equipment used for these procedures.
  14. List the “order of draw” for the vacutainer system and the syringe system.
  15. State the theory behind and describe the importance of “special blood tests” (e.g. blood cultures, glucose tolerance test, therapeutic drug monitoring, bleeding time, etc.).
  16. Exhibit an understanding of the primary reason for performing an arterial blood draw and the proper collection procedure.
  17. List types of specimens other than blood received by the laboratory and describe associated collection and/or testing procedures.
  18. Discuss the components of a quality assurance program and how they impact the phlebotomy area.
  19. List areas in phlebotomy subject to quality control (e.g. light or temperature sensitive specimens, etc.).
  20. List and discuss the Patient’s Bill of Rights.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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