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Introduction to Venipuncture PHLT 1030

3 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0
Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission, ALHS 1011, ALHS 1040, ALHS 1090
Co-requisite(s): None

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.


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