CLS1260X Phlebotomy Didactic Lectures

Course Description

Phlebotomy Didactic lectures cover basic phlebotomy skills and techniques and related knowledge needed for entry level competence in phlebotomy, as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology in order to relate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of age specific or psyco-social considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various groups of patients.
  • Demonstrate the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  • Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens via venipuncture and capillary ( dermal) puncture.
  • Demonstrate understanding of requisitions, specimen transport and specimen processing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy.
  • Communicate ( both verbally and non-verbally) effectively and appropriately in the workplace.
  • All of the above learning outcomes are from the 2012 NAACLS Entry Level Competencies for a Phlebotomist which will be adopted by the National University Clinical Laboratory Scientist training program.