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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 micro blood drawing techniques.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prior or Concurrent:  CLT 204 Fundamental Phlebotomy and permission of the CLT advisor

Credits: 2
2 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Understand the significance of infection control measures.
  3. 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.
  4. List non-blood samples tested in the laboratory and describe the collection procedure required for the non-blood samples collected in an outpatient setting.
  5. Describe the system for monitoring quality assurance in the collection of blood specimens.
  6. Define the different terms used in the medicolegal aspect for phlebotomy and discuss policies and protocol designed to avoid medicolegal problems.
  7. Perform a successful venipuncture using a winged infusion device.