ALDH 1014 - Phlebotomy
This course provides the student with principles and techniques of specimen collection by venipuncture and dermal puncture. Other topics include: anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, safety and handling procedures, healthcare delivery system and laboratory departments and testing, specialized phlebotomy procedures such as therapeutic collections, difficult draws, blood cultures, glucose tolerance testing, arterial blood gas collection, phlebotomy equipment and supplies, communication skills and professionalism. Also included in this course are in depth discussions of HIPAA, medical and legal issues and healthcare law procedures. The student will also learn to perform certain waived tests such glucose screening, urinalysis dipsticks and pregnancy tests. Prerequisite: Enrollment in an Allied Health program or approval of the MLT Director.
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