2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

CLS 155 - Phlebotomy for National Healthcareer Association Certification

Credits: 6
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Campus/Sites Offered: Henderson, Online
Offering Note: Lectures are online with clinicals and labs in-person at Henderson.

The study and performance of blood collection methods, with emphasis on universal precautions; patient safety, preparation, and identification; sample collection; and select diagnostic tests performed in the medical laboratory. Other topics include non-blood specimens, quality assurance, and point-of-care testing.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the basic organization of hospitals and clinical laboratories including the role of the phlebotomist.
  2. Discuss infection control and laboratory safety rules and procedures.
  3. Employ Universal Precautions when conducting phlebotomy/laboratory procedures.
  4. Explain the components of a laboratory quality assurance (QA) program.
  5. Discuss the components, basic function, disorders, and diagnostic tests associated with each body system.
  6. Describe proper patient identification protocols.
  7. Evaluate factors that should be considered prior to blood collection.
  8. Perform phlebotomy using evacuated tube system (ETS), syringe, butterfly collection, and skin puncture techniques.
  9. List types of specimens, other than blood, received by the laboratory and the associated collection and/or testing procedures.
  10. Process specimens for laboratory testing.
  11. Demonstrate proper technique for performing point of care testing (POCT).
  12. Interpret results from Point-of Care Testing assays.
  13. Exhibit professional communication and behavior in diverse health settings.

Prerequisite: Program Director or Instructor approval
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)