PROFESSIONAL HEALTH SAFETY INSTITUTE
HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCE DIVISION
DEPARTMENT OF PHLEBOTOMY
COURSE TITLE: PHLEB 1000: PRINCIPLES OF PHLEBOTOMY
CLASS TIME: TBA
CLASS LOCATION:Lecture and Lab INSTRUCTOR:Midge Moreau, RN, BSN, Terry White, MBA, BSN,
OFFICE HOURS:Before class (5:00pm) and by appointment. CONTACT INFO:Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 240-988-8755 (Dept Office)
This didactic and laboratory course will introduce the student to the profession and practice of phlebotomy. Course activities and projects provide the student with knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, universal precautions, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling, processing, labeling, and quality assurance. Professional conduct, certification and federal regulatory issues will be covered as well.
At the end of this course the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a working comprehension of the technical and procedural aspects of laboratory testing, safety and ethical standards of practice.
2. Explain and apply basic principles of medical terminology, safety measures, universal precautions, infection control and potential sources of error as they relate to standard laboratory operating procedures and quality patient care.
2. Demonstrate technical skills by following established procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis. data and resolve out of control situations.
5. Professionally communicate laboratory information to patients, physicians and other authorized sources utilizing a variety of formats which may include, laboratory information systems computer technologies, telecommunications and direct patient conversation.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory technical skills through performance and instruction of other laboratory personnel.
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3. Recognize unexpected results and instrument malfunction and take appropriate action
4. Calculate, interpret, document quality control
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Please refer to the Professional Health Safety Institute Student Conduct and Judicial Code for information concerning your rights and responsibilities as a Professional Health Safety Institute Student.
It is the policy of Professional Health Safety Institute to provide appropriate accommodations to any student with a documented disability. If you have a need for accommodation in this course, please make an appointment to see me at your earliest convenience.
Exams must be completed without the use of textbooks, notes or assistance from classmates. Attendance is required for lecture and labs.
REQUIRED STUDENT TASK/ASSIGNMENTS
The required tasks and assignments are used to evaluate the student’s acquisition and comprehension of the learning objectives. Assignments are designed allow students utilize information from class lecture and discussion, and place into practice, technical skills and decision making. Details about each assignment (including grading criteria) will be discussed in class.
LECTURE EXAMS/POP QUIZZES/FINAL: (50%)
Midterm exams will cover materials listed in the learning objectives for defined segments or units outlined on the lecture schedule. Most material will be covered specifically in class but exam questions may cover materials presented in the assigned reading. You may want to purchase phlebotomy review books (ASCP, NPA and others), which provide practice questions for subjects we cover in class. If you which to take the national certification exam.
LAB SKILLS AND PRACTICALS: (30%)
Students will be expected to practice phlebotomy skills through computer and mannequin simulation as well as real live draws on volunteers. There will be two laboratory practical exams given during lab sessions. The purpose is to assess your knowledge of fundamentals and methodology, and skills in phlebotomy techniques, sample collection, processing and transport for clinical testing. Lab exams will challenge you to perform certain laboratory skills as well and analyze clinical situations, specimens and data.
ETHICS CASE STUDY: (10%)
Students are asked to review current ethical issues and prepare a position statement and 1-2 page paper. Each student will present their position to the class for open, respectful discussion of the issue, justification data and rebuttal information. This is an exercise that incorporates research of current scientific data with practice in professional presentation techniques, interpersonal skills and effective communication.
PRINCIPLES OF PHLEBOTOMY COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
(will be provided after registration)
To prepare individuals to function as certified phlebotomists, with sufficient supervised clinical experience to ensure competency.
1. Must be 18 years of age of older
2. High School diploma or GED equivalent
3. Current immunizations (measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, chicken pox, PPD skin
4. Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination
Registration fee $550- $1600.00
CPR certification $70.00
Tuition and Refund Information
Tuition includes a non-refundable application fee, course fee, CPR, and textbook. Financial Aid is not available for this program. Tuition fees are due before the course begins. Course subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. In the event of cancellation, registrants are notified and fees are returned (except for nonrefundable application fee).
• Specimen Collection:
Other methods relevant to current
• Equipment and additives
• Infection Control
• Medical Terminology
• Basic anatomy and physiology
• Assessment of vital signs
• Quality assurance
• Legal implications of phlebotomy
• Interpersonal skills
• CPR training
• Clinical Experience