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

ML 225 - Lab for ML 224

Credit Hours: 1.0

Laboratory exercises on hospital and capillary collection specimens including the use of point of care instrumentation, introduction to state-of-the-art instruments, special procedures, coagulation testing and case studies of a variety of blood dyscrasias using critical thinking skills. Affective evaluations must be satisfactory. 


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

  • correctly perform multiple evaluations of peripheral smears within 50 minutes and obtain values within a specified range of hospital results;
  • correctly perform various routine and specialized hematology tests within 50 minutes; and obtain results correlating to hospital values;
  • identify normal/abnormal parameters of the procedures performed;
  • relate major disease states causing abnormal parameters of the procedures performed;
  • use appropriate QC for lab tests as indicated;
  • review usage of the blood smear as a check of RBC indices, white blood cell and platelet count values;
  • complete case study portfolios on selected dyscrasias of the erythrocytic, leukocytic and coagulation systems;
  • identify follow-up/additional tests required for confirmation of diagnosis in the anemias, leukemias, and coagulation systems;
  • perform micro collection methods safely and properly within 15 minutes;
  • perform partial thromoplastin (PT), activated partial thromboplastin (APTT), and selected coagulation tests using Thromboscreen, CoagSense, fibrometer, and Instrumentation Laboratory ACL1000;
  • perform the manual platelet count using ThromboTic and calculate results;
  • perform all laboratory tests with minimal supervision, maximum accuracy and integrity, and report them in a concise manner using appropriate units and proper hospital forms/computer entry;
  • log-in all samples for each lab exercise; and
  • strictly follow lab safety rules, privacy requirements on all procedures.

Prerequisites: ML 215, ML 217
Corequisites: ML 224, ML 227
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