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Edmonds Community College    
  Feb 22, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 146 - Clinical Lab Assistant III

5.0 Credits
Participate in controlled laboratory environment. Perform processing of specimens, bedside, point-of-care, and moderately complex testing. Apply obtained phlebotomy skills, specimen processing, data entry, patient information retrieval via the Internet and other electronic devices.
Prerequisite AHE 145.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use common clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory environment.
  2. Determine suitability of specimens for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and/or urinalysis.
  3. Perform quality control procedures.
  4. Assemble and prepare reagents, standards and controls for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis testing.
  5. Report results of procedures using predetermined criteria.
  6. Follow established quality control procedures specific to chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis tests, including maintenance and instrument calibration.
  7. Maintain inventory control and supplies for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis tests.
  8. Prepare and stain slides for further analysis.
  9. Prepare slides for microscopic examination.
  10. Recognize technical errors for each test performed.
  11. Follow special safety procedures and aseptic technique required for processing microbiology specimens.
  12. Verbally instruct patients in the proper collection and preservation for various urine samples.
  13. Document and relay written and computer generated test results.
  14. Perform appropriate tests at the clinical assistant level, according to standard operating procedures.

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