Apr 01, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ML 127 - Phlebotomy

Credit Hours: 2

This course involves the role of the phlebotomist in facilitating the specimen collection process. Classroom and laboratory instruction concentrate on venipuncture using simulated arms and micro-collection techniques. Introduction to point of care testing and waived category tests; quality management and liability risk management is also included. Students who successfully fulfill the requirements of both ML 127 and ML 128 will be eligible to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician certification exam sponsored by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify the function of phlebotomy in the healthcare setting;
  • demonstrate fundamental knowledge of basic medical terminology and body systems;
  • state and adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to include universal precautions and infection control and other guidelines that may be provided both on campus as well as at the extern site;
  • state and adhere to all PHI rules and HIPAA regulations as specified by the extern site;
  • follow departmental policies and procedures to correctly identify the patient and the labeling protocols of all patient specimens;
  • select appropriate evacuated tubes for routine blood collection;
  • list criteria for minimizing collection complications and specimen rejection by the laboratory;
  • select appropriate veins and demonstrate proper collection techniques by venipuncture on adults;
  • recognize the need for specialized collection techniques, the complications and special considerations associated with blood collection;
  • relate the importance of collection criteria, specimen storage and transport for routine and special tests;
  • select appropriate collection systems for dermal punctures in the adult, child and newborn;
  • demonstrate proper microcollection techniques in the adult;
  • perform common CLIA waived tests;
  • list the importance of quality control tools;
  • demonstrate concern, competency and care when interacting with patients;
  • identify the components of a quality assurance program;
  • enter data into a computer following protocols as needed;
  • use effective communication skills;
  • qualify for certification/registration examination offered by the National Association of Health Professionals; and
  • apply the skills required to project an image of professionalism to include appearance, conduct, punctuality, competency and continuing education as feasible.

Prerequisites: MA 115 or BI 147 or permission of the instructor.
Concurrent Registration: ML 128
F/S (N)