CLT 204 - Fundamental Phlebotomy
Training and experience in the practice of phlebotomy, teaching students to recognize and use blood collection equipment, practice standard precautions, and perform procedures of routine venipuncture and skin puncture.
Prerequisite: BIO 131 Human Biology I or BIO 101 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, and approval of the CLT advisor
1 Class Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the best practices for interaction with patient, patient advocates, and other healthcare staff.
2. Perform a successful venipuncture and dermal puncture, including correct order of draw and safety measures.
3. Differentiate supplies and procedures for all patient types, including newborns through geriatric adults.
4. Identify the most common additives used in blood collection, explain their reasons for use, and correlate the tube color with the additive and associated tests.
5. Name and explain frequent causes of phlebotomy complications and discuss the problems caused by breaking sterile and antiseptic techniques.
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