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PHB 166LB - Phlebotomy Laboratory Practice

2 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 6 lab periods

Laboratory practice performing phlebotomy and capillary collections, including proper order of draw, labeling, and specimen handling. Includes study of basic storage, transportation, and processing. Also includes proper laboratory conduct and safety.

Corequisite(s): PHB 162 , PHB 164  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proper techniques to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture.
  2. Demonstrate safety procedures, infection control, sterile practices, proper antiseptic technique, and proper use of personal protective equipment.
  3. Demonstrate the correct order of draw, multi draw, syringe draw, and blood cultures.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate proper techniques to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture.
  2. Demonstrate safety procedures, infection control, sterile practices, proper antiseptic technique, and proper use of personal protective equipment.
  3. Demonstrate the correct order of draw, multi draw, syringe draw, and blood cultures.
  4. Explain proper patient instruction and special testing requirements.
  5. Demonstrate the preparation and use of proper documentation including appropriate specimen handling.
  6. Illustrate proper professional behavior throughout the collection process.

Outline:
  1. Equipment
    1. Laboratory equipment
    2. Collection equipment and samples
    3. Storage and transportation
    4. Processing equipment and materials
    5. Documentation
  2. Infection Control and Safety
    1. Cleanliness and sterility
    2. Infection control during all parts of the process
    3. Equipment, patient and personal safety
  3. Prepping and Set-up
    1. Patient preparation and communication
    2. Clean and sterile preparations
    3. Precautions and allergies
  4. Venipuncture
    1. Types of venipuncture and their purpose
    2. Venipuncture location selection
    3. Venipuncture technique
    4. Capillary draw location selection
    5. Capillary draw technique
  5. Draw Types
    1. Single
    2. Multi draw
    3. Order of draws
    4. Syringe versus vacutainer
    5. Blood cultures
  6. Specimen Handling
    1. Labeling
    2. Storage
    3. Transportation
  7. Special Requirements
    1. Special requirements by draw type
    2. Special requirements by processing and testing type
    3. Allergies
  8. Documentation
    1. Processing orders and making corrections legally
    2. Legal and ethical documentation of collection, transportation and storage
    3. Legal and ethical documentation of processing and findings
  9. Patient Education
    1. Admission
    2. Throughout the collection
    3. Documenting communication
    4. Patient boundaries and answering questions
    5. In home patient collection
  10. Behaviors
    1. Professional
    2. Ethical
    3. Legal
    4. Team
    5. Safety


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/2019



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