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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 141 - Phlebotomy Technician

5.0 Credits
Anatomy and physiology of the blood/circulatory system, medical/lab terms, lab policies/procedures, and proper specimen handling. On-campus lab sessions prepare students to perform standard venipunctures and skin punctures.
Prerequisite AHE 110, AHE 116, BSTEC 104, BSTEC 129, and HIV/AIDS and CPR, all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize common lab tests (e.g., glucose, cbc).
  2. Select appropriate blood collection tubes for lab tests ordered.
  3. Apply proper labeling, documentation methods, and preparation for specimen transport.
  4. Evaluate quality control procedures, possible sources of error, and corrective actions.
  5. Identify the additive by the evacuated tube order.
  6. Identify special precautions necessary during blood collection by venipuncture and capillary puncture.
  7. List and apply criteria that would lead to rejection or recollection of a patient sample.
  8. Identify and report pre-analytical errors that may occur during specimen collection, labeling, and transporting and processing.
  9. Describe medical lab procedures and policies.
  10. Discuss the major points of the American Hospital Association’s Bill of Rights.
  11. Apply knowledge of safety measures, infection control, and first aid for phlebotomy.
  12. Perform blood draws in compliance with National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) requirements, CLSI standards (Clinical Laboratory Science Institute), with the knowledge to pass the ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) national exam, and with consideration of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) mandates.
  13. Demonstrate accepted practices for infection control, isolation techniques, aseptic techniques, and methods for disease prevention.
  14. Demonstrate the ability to collect blood by capillary puncture.

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