Mar 26, 2019
AHE 146 - Clinical Lab Assistant III
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:
- Use common clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory environment.
- Determine suitability of specimens for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and/or urinalysis.
- Perform quality control procedures.
- Assemble and prepare reagents, standards and controls for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis testing.
- Report results of procedures using predetermined criteria.
- Follow established quality control procedures specific to chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis tests, including maintenance and instrument calibration.
- Maintain inventory control and supplies for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis tests.
- Prepare and stain slides for further analysis.
- Prepare slides for microscopic examination.
- Recognize technical errors for each test performed.
- Follow special safety procedures and aseptic technique required for processing microbiology specimens.
- Verbally instruct patients in the proper collection and preservation for various urine samples.
- Document and relay written and computer generated test results.
- Perform appropriate tests at the clinical assistant level, according to standard operating procedures.
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