AHEL 110 Introduction to Phlebotomy • 5 Cr.

Description

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. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 and HLTH 145 with a C or better at BC, or instructor permission. Recommended: First 2 of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations. Previously HPRO 141. Either HPRO 141 or AHEL 110 may be taken for credit, but not both.

Description starting Summer 2019

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. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100, 110, 120 and HLTH 145 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair. Recommended: First 2 of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations.

Outcomes

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.

Offered