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PHB 201C - Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum

Credits: 3
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, blood drawing station or doctor's office. 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) and a physical examination 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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Perform venipuncture and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens.
  2. Prepare blood and body fluid specimens for analysis according to industry standards.
  3. Recognize and respond to verbal and non-verbal communication.
  4. Display behaviors in accordance with regulations, policies, laws and patient rights.
  5. Explain the importance of specimen collection.
Listed Topics
  1. Telephone procedures
  2. Patient records
  3. Preparation of the patient personal protective equipment
  4. Laboratory organization
  5. Blood specimens collection
  6. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived tests
  7. Quality control in the laboratory
  8. Laboratory safety
  9. Quality control in the laboratory
  10. Laboratory safety
  11. Styles and types of communication
  12. Culture and environmental, developmental life stage, language and physical barriers to communication.
Reference Materials
Textbooks, workbooks, internet sites, etc.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2011

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