AHEL 110 Introduction to Phlebotomy • 5 Cr.
Covers basic responsibilities and skills for phlebotomy. Includes venipuncture techniques and safety with laboratory equipment. Suitable for individuals with limited health care experience interested in venipuncture. Prerequisites: Placement by assessment into ENGL 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. AHE 100, 110, 120, and BIOL 108 (or 241/242) with a C or better, or permission of Program Chair. First 2 of 3 Hep B vaccinations completed (allow 4 weeks). Entry code required. See bellevuecollege.edu/ahe
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify key features of anatomy and physiology.
- Correctly use medical terminology of the blood and circulatory system.
- Consistently use appropriate safety measures and Universal Precautions in phlebotomy settings.
- Competently perform all skills associated with blood collection techniques.
- Apply correct labeling and documentation methods for specimen transport.
- Describe appropriate phlebotomy techniques, equipment, complications, and procedures.
- Identify methods of complication resolution and quality control for phlebotomy setting.