Medical Laboratory Technology Fickbohm M March 2013 August 2013 COURSE OUTLINE ALH 101 Phlebotomy 3 Credit Hours Course Description: This course will enable the student to correctly and safely perform phlebotomy. Prerequisite(s): None Purpose of Course: The purpose of this course is to gain skill in venipuncture and skin puncture as well as a basic understanding of the organization of the laboratory and appropriate use of laboratory related medical terminology. Required Materials Textbook(s): McCall & Tankersley. (2011). Phlebotomy Essentials, (5th ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13:978-1-60547-637-7 Other: Access to a computer that meets the technology requirements of MATC and a printer. Reliable internet access Learning Outcomes The intention is for the student to be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of common testing done in each section of a clinical laboratory and at point of care. 2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of body systems and laboratory tests performed to analyze the status of each. 3. Professionally and safely perform venipunctures 4. Professionally and safely perform skin punctures Course Competencies Actions that are essential to achieve the learning outcomes: 1. List common tests done in each section of the laboratory 2. Compare and contrast Point Of Care Testing and regular laboratory testing 3. Appropriately use common medical terminology associated with a laboratory 4. Safely perform 25 successful venipunctures 5. Safely perform 5 successful skin punctures 6. Draw and narrate the path blood takes as it circulates through the body 7. Describe whole blood and its individual components 8. Describe professional behavior Learning Units I. II. III. IV. Professionalism/communications Health care settings Blood borne pathogens/infection control Laboratory safety Medical Laboratory Technology Fickbohm M March 2013 August 2013 V. Venipuncture equipment VI. Venipuncture procedure VII. Age & special population issues VIII. Skin puncture procedure IX. Anatomy and physiology systems X. The circulatory system XI. Special collection types XII. Point of care testing XIII. Qa/qc, legal issues, dealing with stress Method of Delivery/Instruction Face-to-face Blended Online Learning activities will be assigned within and outside the classroom to assist the student to achieve the intended learning outcomes through lecture, Instructor-led class discussion, guest speakers, group activities, lab, drills/skill practice, and others at the discretion of the instructor. Method of Grading and Evaluation The student will be graded on learning activities and assessment tasks. Grade determinants may include the following: daily work, quizzes, chapter or unit tests, comprehensive examinations, student projects, student presentations, class participation, and other methods of evaluation employed at the discretion of the instructor.