Southern State Community College Curriculum Committee – January 2016 ALTH 2201 – Phlebotomy Technology Page 1 of 6 I. COURSE TITLE: Phlebotomy Technology COURSE NUMBER: 2201 CATALOG PREFIX: ALTH II. PREREQUISITE(S): Acceptance into Phlebotomy Program; permission of Program Director for other Health Science Majors III. CREDIT HOURS: 3 LABORATORY HOURS: 1 (2 contact) IV. COURSE DESCRIPTION: LECTURE HOURS: 2 OBSERVATION HOURS: 0 This course is designed to further enhance the student’s knowledge of the clinical methods and the practice of phlebotomy. Course includes lecture, discussion, simulations, and practice in laboratory settings with emphasis on capillary blood specimens, venipuncture, pediatric, geriatric, arterial, intravenous and special collection procedures, specimen documentation, specimen handling, and transportation. V. ADOPTED TEXT(S): Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials 9th Edition By: Diana Garza, Ed.D., MT (ASCP) Kathleen Becam-McBride Pearson Education Publisher, ISBN: 9780133144567 VI. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Describe the organizational structure of the clinical laboratory department. Discuss the roles of the clinical laboratory personnel and their qualifications for these professional positions. Identify the health care providers in hospitals and clinics and the phlebotomist’s role as a member of this health care team. Identify policies and procedures for maintaining laboratory safety. Demonstrate accepted practices for infection control, isolation techniques, aseptic techniques and methods for disease prevention. ALTH 2201 – Phlebotomy Technology Page 2 of 6 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. VII. Use the OSHA Standard Precautions. Describe measures used to insure patient safety in various patient settings, i.e., inpatient, outpatient, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Discuss the properties of arterial blood, venous blood, and capillary blood. Identify the veins of the arms, hands, legs and feet on which phlebotomy is performed. Explain the functions of the major constituents of blood, and differentiate between whole blood, serum and plasma. Identify the various types of additives used in blood collection, and explain the reasons for their use. Identify the evacuated tube color codes associated with the additives. List and select the types of equipment needed to collect blood by venipuncture, capillary, and arterial puncture. Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens. Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport and specimen collection. COURSE METHODOLOGY: This course may use lecture, discussion, video, chapter and workbook assignments, handin assignments, computer assignments, work projects, skill demonstration, skill competency, practical scenarios, patient simulation, and written tests as appropriate to the course objectives. VIII. GRADING: Grades are accorded using the following schedule: A = 90 – 100 B = 80 – 89 F = 0 – 79 Must repeat the course Successful attainment of the objectives of this course will be measured by the student passing all competency-based skills, written assignments, and a final course grade of A or B. Students will be graded on his/her performance of the competency-based skills listed in the course description. Students must pass all class tests before the competency score will be averaged into the grade as a score. Honesty and integrity are major elements in professional behavior and are expected of each Health Science Division student. Cheating is considered unacceptable behavior within all Health Science Division courses. Students having academic difficulties should seek guidance assistance from the instructor, academic advisor, or college counselor. ALTH 2201 – Phlebotomy Technology Page 3 of 6 A student observed or found to be cheating on a test or assignment in any Health Science Division course will be given a “zero” on the test or assignment. A written report of the incident, signed by the instructor and the student, will be placed in the student’s permanent file. This notice will remain on file and in effect for the remainder of the student’s enrollment in the Health Science Division. Should a second incident of cheating occur in any Health Science Division course, the student will be given a failing grade for the course and will be dismissed from the Health Science Division for one year and possibly from SSCC, as per college guidelines. The “zero” grade for dishonesty will not be used as the drop grade in a course in which a drop grade option is given. If a student allows another student to copy or “cheat off” of their work than the same ramifications will be given to that student as well. The student witnessing cheating is morally obligated to report the incident to the instructor. IX. COURSE OUTLINE: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Essentials Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Organ Systems and The Circulatory System Safety Procedures and Equipment Phlebotomy Procedures Special Procedures and Point of Care Testing SAMPLE Calendar Outline: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Orientation; Bloodborne Pathogens Video (universal Precautions); Read Chapters 1, 11, 12, 13; Define the key terms at the beginning of each chapter. Discuss Chapters 1 and 11. Lab Procedures Discuss Chapters 12 and 13. Lab Procedures Exam Chapters 1, 11, 12, 13; Key Terms due for same; Read Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 15. Define the key terms at the beginning of each chapter. Discuss Chapters 8 and 9. Lab Procedures Discuss Chapters 10 and 15. Lab procedures. Exam 8, 9, 10, 15. Key terms for same due. Read Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5. Define the key terms at the beginning of each chapter. Lab Procedures Discuss Chapters 2 and 3. Lab Procedures. Discuss Chapter 4 and 5. Lab Procedures. Exam Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5; Key terms for same due. Read Chapters 6, 7, 14, 16. Define the key terms at the beginning of each chapter. Discuss Chapter 6 and 7; Key terms due. Lab Procedures. Discuss Chapter 14 and 16; Key terms due. Lab Procedures. ALTH 2201 – Phlebotomy Technology Page 4 of 6 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 X. Centrifuge blood; Learn to separate serum/packed cells Reference Testing; Medicare guidelines. Lab Procedures – Competency Check-off. Newborn screening paper due; Discuss newborn screening. FINAL EXAM OTHER REQUIRED BOOKS, SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS: Success! in Phlebotomy: A Q&A Review 7th Edition By Kathleen Becan-McBride Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780135101001 XI. EVALUATION: Knowledge of content is evaluated by written exam, student performance of competency based skills, assignments, and work projects per instructor. All exams are comprehensive. Skills practice evaluation is according to skill performance checkoff lists which are available to students in the lab. A quiz may be given at instructors’ discretion. Competency-based skill performance is required on each skill discussed and demonstrated. After completion of this course, the student will be requested to complete a form to assist in evaluation of course content and instruction. Hand-in assignments is used to document student progress toward objective attainment and may be graded. Class participation will be evaluated by the students’ ability to contribute to class discussion. Points will be deducted on all assignments and quizzes for incorrect spelling or grammar. Students must earn a passing average score on exams and must pass all competencies with accuracy rate of 85%. Failure in any of these areas will result in failure of the course. No make-up tests will be given. Sample Grading Scale: Exams (70%) Quizzes and/or homework (15%) Final Exam (15%) XII. SPECIFIC MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS: ALTH 2201 – Phlebotomy Technology Page 5 of 6 Students will be required to complete a written test at the times designated in the Course Schedule. Students are required to participate in all class activities. To meet the objectives of each course in Medical Assisting, students must attend all scheduled classes. At the beginning of the quarter all instructors will pass out a “Class Schedule”, which lists all class meetings. If a student must miss class due to extenuating circumstances, than the student is expected to call and inform the instructor by either talking with the instructor, e-mail, or leaving a message should the instructor not be available. Students will be allowed two (2) class absences. Absences over two times will result in a drop of one letter grade from the final grade; the third absence will reduce a final grade of A to a B, or may drop the B to an F, therefore having to repeat the course. Two instances of significant tardiness or leaving early will be considered equivalent to an absence for purposes of this calculation. Students may withdraw from classes up to and including the week before final exams by giving written notice of their intent to withdraw to the Student Services Office. Attendance in class is an important part of the learning process. Excess absence may result in a failure. Faculty may count attendance as part of the grading policy and a failure to officially withdraw may result in a failing grade. Withdrawal from classes may affect the student’s financial aid. See the FEE SCHEDULE section of the College Catalog for the policy on refunds and financial aid. Faculty may recommend that the College withdraw students who have missed more than 20% of the total scheduled classes of a course and issue a grade of WI to the student. Any student who misses a scheduled competency, either demonstration or checkoff must make an appointment, within one week of return to school, with the instructor to make up this portion of the class. Failure to do so will result in a “Fail” for the competency, therefore failure of the course. It is the students’ responsibility to make arrangements for this. XIII. OTHER INFORMATION: Classroom Conduct: Civility in the classroom is very important. As professionals, we expect students to conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner. Disruptive, rude, sarcastic, obscene or disrespectful speech or behavior have a negative impact on everyone, and will not be tolerated. Students need to remember that the online discussion boards and chat rooms in the online course are considered classrooms and the same rules apply. Students will use these tools in the online classroom for information that pertains to the course; it is not to be used for personal exchanges of a social nature. If you engage in any such conduct you will be asked to leave and you will receive a “zero” for any work completed on that day. The instructor reserves the right to permanently remove a student from the class for inappropriate conduct after consultation with the Department coordinator and Academic Dean. ALTH 2201 – Phlebotomy Technology Page 6 of 6 FERPA: Work submitted in this class may be seen by others. Others may see your work when being distributed, during group project work, or if it is chosen for demonstration purposes. Other instructors may also see your work during the evaluation/feedback process. Student assignments and exams are kept on file for review by various Accrediting Boards of both the Medical Assisting and Institutional Boards. On occasion papers may be traded with another student or work-study for grading purposes. There is a possibility that your papers may be submitted electronically to other entities to determine if references are cited appropriately. Plagiarism is a serious offense. Work submitted by the student must be the students’ own creation. The instructor reserves the right to fail any student who submits plagiarized or duplicated work. A grade of “zero” will automatically be given to the duplicated submissions. The instructor will be the sole judge in such cases. If a student cannot demonstrate conclusively that a work was not copied or plagiarized or, in the case of the original author, was copied without consent, the penalty will stand. DISABILITIES: Students with disabilities may visit the SSCC homepage and select “Current Students” for detailed information or contact the Disabilities Service Office, at 800-628-7722 or 937-393-3431, extension 2604.