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 Course Title:   Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum

 Title Abbreviation:   PHLEBOTOMY PRACTICUM

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    121

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    7

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Clinical practicum for students pursuing a phlebotomy assistant certificate. Application of knowledge and skills in a medical facility. Includes interaction with healthcare professionals and patients, discussions and critical analysis of experiences in clinical practicums, legal concepts, professionalism, and an understanding and appreciation of other cultures.


Prerequisite: Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED to meet Washington State requirements. AHE 113, 120 or equivalent, and completion of required courses for phlebotomy certificate with minimum C grade, department chair permission, possess a current Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid card, have completed a 7-hour AIDS prevention seminar, and completed the Hepatitis B vaccination series and any other required immunizations; and present evidence of a current TB test.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 165

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Utilize the proper equipment and supplies to satisfactorily complete the required number of venipunctures, i.e. vacutainer method (evacuated tubes), syringe, and butterfly methods.
  2. Use the proper equipment, supplies, and method to satisfactorily complete the required number of microcapillary punctures.
  3. Withdraw the required number of blood specimens from special patient populations.
  4. Successfully complete special collection procedures.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the influence of culture on patient compliance.
  6. Demonstrate the qualities of a responsible professional.
  7. Communicate effectively with patients and other health professionals.
  8. Apply legal requirements in regard to blood specimens.
  9. Follow HIPPA rules.
  10. Properly label and identify specimen containers and document procedure to obtain specimens.
  11. Have positive interactions with patients and other health care workers from all cultures and backgrounds.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.5 Develop self-monitoring and self-advocacy skills to effect positive life changes.

Course Contents

  1. Application of correct infection control practices.
  2. Proper use of equipment and supplies to skillfully perform venipunctures, microcapillary punctures, and special collection procedures.
  3. Withdrawing blood specimens from special patient populations.
  4. Effective reactions to complications of phlebotomy.
  5. Awareness of the influence of culture on patient compliance.
  6. Blood specimens and proper labeling.
  7. HIPAA requirements.
  8. Professionalism in manner and appearance in the workplace.
  9. Docmentation of procedures to obtain specimens.