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

ML 128 - Clinical Rotation Phlebotomy

Credit Hours: 2

This off-campus course provides the opportunity to gain practical experience in the collection of clinical samples at designated clinical sites. Emphasis is placed on actual performance of procedures using techniques and skills learned during the on-campus aspect of this course. Students are supervised and instructed at the clinical sites by clinical faculty. They must successfully interact with patients, health care professionals, exhibit professional and ethical behavior and complete the rotation in order to complete the course requirements and the on-campus course (ML 127). 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;
  • state and adhere to all CLSI standards for specimen collection;
  • 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 after passing the National Association of Health Professional's phlebotomy technician examination; 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. Completion of the Health Science Health Report Form. Annual PPD and Influenza vaccine records are required.
Concurrent Registration: ML 127
F/S (N)