HPRO 141 Phlebotomy Technician I • 8 Cr.
Covers basic responsibilities and skills of the laboratory phlebotomist. Includes venipuncture techniques and safety with laboratory equipment. Suitable for individuals with limited health care experience interested in venipunctures. Enforced prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, and HPRO 100, 105, 120, 125, and 130 with a C- or better at BC or permission of instructor. Minimum of first 2 of 3 Hepatitis B immunizations.
Fee: $196 Supply Fee.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the blood and circulatory system.
- Use medical terms commonly used in hospitals, laboratories and clinical settings.
- Consistently use Universal Precautions in phlebotomy settings.
- Select appropriate blood collection tubes (reagents) for lab tests requested.
- Determine appropriate needle equipment for common blood draw situations.
- Perform appropriate tourniquet techniques for the patient’s physical size/situation.
- Select appropriate veins for venipuncture for standard antecube and hand draws.
- Perform venipuncture in a safe, professional and efficient manner.
- Demonstrate correct procedures for blood cultures and urine collections.
- Describe drawbacks/complications with the syringe blood collecting system.
- Demonstrate procedures of capillary punctures on adults and children (mock setting).
- Demonstrate procedures of heel punctures on infants (mock setting) for PKU tests.
- Apply correct labeling and documentation methods for specimen transport.
- Demonstrate computer lab data retrieval.
- Practice quality control procedures to prevent errors.