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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 145 - Clinical Lab Assistant II

5.0 Credits
Participate in a controlled laboratory environment. Perform processing and distribution of specimens. Apply obtained phlebotomy skills, data entry, and patient information retrieval via Internet and other electronic resources.
Prerequisite AHE 144.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Prepare body fluid and blood specimens for analysis according to standard operating procedures.
  2. Perform appropriate tests at the clinical assistant level, according to standard operating procedure.
  3. Identify and report potential pre-analytical errors that may occur during specimen collection, labeling, transporting, and processing.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use laboratory machinery as appropriate for the CLA position.
  5. Demonstrate complete understanding of the basic tests run on specimens.
  6. Explain central processing and collection techniques for blood, urine, body fluid, stool.
  7. Accurately access and use an online test directory.
  8. Apply correct usage of laboratory vocabulary.
  9. Comfortably and accurately apply order entry, specimen login, and result retrieval skills using a laboratory information system in a clinical setting.

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