PHB 201C - Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum
160 Clinical Hours
Prerequisites: ALH 106 , PHB 101 , PHB 211 and permission of instructor
This course is a supervised, non-paid 160 hour practicum experience at a hospital or outpatient lab. Additional experience and training in phlebotomy are provided to develop knowledge, skills and behaviors learned in the program. The practicum is offered weekdays during the day. Prior to the practicum current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and State Police Criminal Record Check (Act 33/34), FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a physical examination and drug screen are required. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Demonstrate behaviors in accordance with regulations, policies, laws and patient rights.
- Explain the importance of specimen collection.
- Perform venipuncture and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens.
- Prepare blood and body fluid specimens for analysis according to industry standards.
- Demonstrate the ability to respond to verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Telephone procedures
- Patient records
- Preparation of the patient personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Laboratory organization
- Blood specimen collection
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived tests
- Quality control in the laboratory
- Laboratory safety
- Styles and types of communication
- Cultural, environmental, developmental life stage, language and physical barriers to communication.
Textbooks, workbooks, internet sites, etc.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/13/2020
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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