Dec 11, 2018
CLT 214 - Specialized Phlebotomy
Advanced techniques in collecting venous blood and capillary blood specimens. Topics include anatomy and physiology as related to specimen collection; properties of arterial blood versus venous blood; specialized collection equipment; specialized collection techniques; requisitioning, specimen transport and specimen processing, and quality assurance. Competency required in the performance of routine venipuncture and microblood drawing techniques.
Prior or Concurrent: CLT 204 Fundamental Phlebotomy and permission of the CLT advisor
2 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successsful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Describe the procedure and situations that necessitate special venipuncture techniques and special dermal puncture techniques the reason and procedure for arterial blood collection and perform the modified Allen test.
- Understand the significance of infection control measures.
- Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport and specimen processing for in-house and reference lab testing and for testing to be used for legal evidence.
- List non-blood samples tested in the laboratory and describe the collection procedure required for the non-blood samples collected in an outpatient setting.
- Describe the system for monitoring quality assurance in the collection of blood specimens.
- Define the different terms used in the medicolegal aspect for phlebotomy and discuss policies and protocol designed to avoid medicolegal problems.
- Perform a successful venipuncture using a winged infusion device.
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