Oct 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHS 144 - Phlebotomy Practicum

Class: 3 Lab: 6 Credits: 5
This course provides a detailed study and practice of phlebotomy procedures utilized in hospital settings, clinical facilities, and physician’s offices.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032  , RDG 032  and AHS 163  with a minimum grade of “C” or have current SC Nurse Aide Certificate.
Course Topics:
  • Laboratory areas/departments
  • CLIA CLSI, NAACLS, JCAHO, CAP, and AABB in regards to laboratory
  • OSHA regulations for the laboratory
  • Blood collection equipment and additives
  • Anatomy/physiology of human body cardiovascular system
  • Capillary puncture
  • Procedure for blood collection

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site www.sccsc.edu/bookstore
Required Materials:
  • BDEC Foam Baby Foot/Blood collection cards
  • SCC Clinical ID
  • PCT Uniform as outlined in the SCC PCT Program Handbook
  • SCC PCT Program Handbook

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Correlate the major areas and departments of the clinical laboratory with the laboratory tests ordered to evaluate a patient’s pathological condition or illness.
  2. Practice standard safety precautions in the clinical laboratory through the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), handwashing, and other environmental controls as mandated by OSHA.
  3. Identify the collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  4. Demonstrate proper techniques to perform capillary puncture.
  5. Describe the general consideration in blood collection.
  6. Complete 25 successful unassisted venipunctures in a clinical setting.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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