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AHEL 110 Introduction to Phlebotomy • 5 Cr.


Covers basic responsibilities and skills for phlebotomy. Includes venipuncture techniques and safety with laboratory equipment. Suitable for individuals with limited health care experience interested in venipuncture. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 and HLTH 145 with a C or better at BC, or instructor permission. Recommended: First 2 of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations. Previously HPRO 141. Either HPRO 141 or AHEL 110 may be taken for credit, but not both.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify key features of anatomy and physiology.
  • Correctly use medical terminology of the blood and circulatory system.
  • Consistently use appropriate safety measures and Universal Precautions in phlebotomy settings.
  • Competently perform all skills associated with blood collection techniques.
  • Apply correct labeling and documentation methods for specimen transport.
  • Describe appropriate phlebotomy techniques, equipment, complications, and procedures.
  • Identify methods of complication resolution and quality control for phlebotomy setting.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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