CLT 110 - Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Technology
Overview of the field of Clinical Laboratory Technology and its role within healthcare organizations. Designed to acquaint the student with the clinical laboratory and the professional role of practitioners within the health care delivery system. Review of professionalism, safety and regulatory issues, introduction to values, ethics, and interpersonal communication in these settings.
1 Class Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify the roles and elements in the organizational structure of a typical healthcare facility.
2. Describe the roles of health care practitioners in healthcare facilities and laboratories, including thier academic preparation, professional credentials, and contributions as part of the healthcare team.
3. Explain basic concepts of communication and identify professional communication sufficient to serve the needs of patients and the public.
4. Identify policies and procedures for maintaining laboratory safety, including those related to infection control, electrical, chemical, radiation and biological hazards, and fire safety.
5. Describe the impact of regulatory compliance on individuals and healthcare organizations, including licensure, HIPAA, CLIA, OSHA, and others.
6. Apply ethical standards to potential situations in the helathcare setting, including patient confidentiality.
7. Explain the importance of professional conduct in healthcare, including communication, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
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