Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience
Phlebotomist AH 210
115 hours (13 weeks).
April 2017 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain the function and structure of the capillaries, veins and arteries; explain the purpose and proper technique for using tourniquets; identify the names and locations of the veins suitable for venous and capillary blood collections; demonstrate aptitude with proper blood draw practices, including selecting appropriate equipment, identifying sites of capillary puncture, and labeling specimens correctly; perform blood collection by venipuncture and skin puncture to obtain high quality specimens for clinical laboratory analysis; demonstrated ability to collect and process blood specimens according to laboratory protocol; demonstrate proper tube collection and order of draw; identify additives in blood collection tubes; explain lab tests; recognize factors that affect procedures and results, and take appropriate actions within predetermined limits when corrections are indicated; demonstrate safe and effective use of equipment and supplies used for blood collection and specimen transport; identify blood borne pathogens, biological hazards, and waste; demonstrated ability to adhere to personal safety and rules for the laboratory, needle sticks, procedure and post-exposure follow-up; demonstrate professional conduct and effective interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public; recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interact with them with respect for their jobs and patient care; and demonstrate a knowledge of government and industry standards related to the collection of blood.
This course covers medical terminology, infection control, universal precautions, medical aseptic hand washing, patient identification, anatomy and physiology, circulatory system, tourniquets, skin punctures, blood collection equipment, selection of anatomical site, blood components, order of draw, routine venipuncture, blood borne pathogens, biological hazards and waste, centrifuge demonstration and its use, personal safety and rules for the laboratory, needle sticks, procedure and post-exposure follow-up, blood smears demonstration, environmental controls, and waste disposal. Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent recommended.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours in Allied Health (4/22).