PHLT 1030 INTRODUCTION TO VENIPUNCTURE (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course provides an introduction to blood collecting techniques and processing specimens. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to collect all types of blood samples from hospitalized patients. Topics include venipuncture procedure, safety and quality assurance; isolation techniques, venipuncture problems, and definitions; lab test profiles and patient care areas; other specimen collections and specimen processing; test combinations, skin punctures and POCT; professional ethics and malpractice; and certification and licensure.
PHLT 1050 CLINICAL PRACTICE (0-225-5)
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PHLT 1030
Provides work experiences in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skills in venipuncture techniques. Topics include introduction to clinical policies and procedures and work ethics; routine collections: adult, pediatric, and newborn; and special procedures.