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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 144 - Clinical Lab Assistant I



5.0 Credits
Overview of the clinical laboratory, including HIPAA regulations, OSHA standards, quality assurance practices, laboratory terminology, laboratory organizational structure, and applying a general understanding of the functions of a clinical laboratory information system.
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. Describe the process of how patients, specimens, and requests for lab services arrive in the laboratory.
  2. List and explain the basic tests run on specimens received by the laboratory.
  3. Identify laboratory equipment and explain its use.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to perform and record vital sign measurements.
  5. Demonstrate a functional understanding of general medical terminology and specific laboratory terminology.
  6. Describe total quality management as it relates to the medical laboratory environment.
  7. Define the Clinical Laboratory Assistant role in the healthcare delivery system as it relates to the point of care or clinical laboratory environment.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety practices.



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