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. 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.
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.