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 Course Title:   Phlebotomy Techniques

 Title Abbreviation:   PHLEBOTOMY TECHNIQUES

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    120

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.25

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Drawing blood specimens from patients with the following conditions: damaged veins, obesity, allergies, burned, scarred or traumatized tissues. Dealing with special populations such as pediatric, geriatric, hearing and visually impaired, and non-English speaking patients; the awareness of the importance of culture. Covers arterial, IV, and special collection procedures.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: AHE 113 or equivalent with minimum C grade or department chair permission. Must provide documentation of completed injections of Hepatitis B vaccination series prior to registering for class.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 33

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Define and spell the assigned terms.
  2. Indicate the supplies and equipment required for specific blood specimen tests and/or procedures.
  3. Discuss the importance of timed specimens.
  4. Explain the theory of withdrawing blood specimens from patients who have challenging conditions.
  5. Obtain lab specimens from special patient populations.
  6. Be cognizant of the effect of culture on patient compliance.
  7. Complete the required number of venipunctures using a vacutainer, syringe and butterfly setup.
  8. Complete the required number of capillary punctures.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

3. Communication

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

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.

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.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology in one’s personal and professional life.

Course Contents

  1. Definition and spelling of laboratory terminology.
  2. Supplies and equipment to obtain blood specimens.
  3. Withdrawal of blood specimens from patients with challenging conditions.
  4. Obtaining blood specimens from special patient populations.
  5. Arterial, IV and special collection procedures.
  6. The effect of culture on patient compliance.
  7. Venipunctures using a vacutainer, syringe and butterfly setup.
  8. Capillary punctures.