PLAB 1223 PHLEBOTOMY SYLLABUS
Instructor: Ana Linville, BAAS, MT (AMT) Phone Number: (956) 882-5028 LHSB 2.226
|Course Description||Course Competencies||Lecture Objectives||Laboratory Objectives||Affective Objectives|
|Unit Titles||Learning Activities||Text & Assignments||Additional Resources||Evaluation & Grading|
|Statement on Disabilities||Emergency Academic Continuity Program|
I. COURSE IDENTIFICATION DESCRIPTION:
A. COURSE TITLE: PHLEBOTOMY
B. DEPARTMENT: Medical Laboratory Technology
C. COURSE NUMBER: PLAB 1223
D. LECTURE:1 hour LAB: 5 hours per week in clinical practicum
After introductory sessions on campus, Students will spend 5 hours a week in an area hospital training to perform phlebotomy and specimen collection
G. LEARNING OUTCOMES: The student will demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety; demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system; and demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents. The student will demonstrate proper techniques to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture on adults, children, and infants; and demonstrate the knowledge of requisitioning specimen transport and specimen processing.H. COURSE PRE-REQUISITE(S):
2. Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication
with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with
SCANS: Interpersonal Skills, Personal Qualities, Resources
1. Explain the role of the phlebotomist in a medical lab.
2. Identify the common specimens collected and their uses in the medical lab.
3. Identify basic equipment and supplies used by phlebotomist and explain proper use.
4. Identify and describe items on a collection tray.
5. Collect appropriate laboratory specimens by venipuncture and capillary techniques.
6. Recognize the role of the Phlebotomist in the laboratory and in specimen collection.
7. Identify the role of the Phlebotomist in quality assurance for the laboratory and specimen collection.
8. Identify components and use of blood specimens in the laboratory.
9. Differentiate between urine collection procedures.
10. Identify reasons for and how to prevent chemical interferences in laboratory assays.
11. Identify common physical conditions which may interfere with laboratory assays and to recognize the role of the phlebotomist in the prevention of these interferences in laboratory assays.
12. Recognize the role of the phlebotomist in the identification and documentation of physical interferences which may interfere with laboratory assays.
13. Identify equipment and supplies commonly used in specimen collection.
14. Identify necessary equipment for a micro collection tray.
15. Identify necessary equipment for a venipuncture collection tray.
16. Identify and give examples of special instructions for collection of blood and the circumstances that require them.
17. Identify factors which influence effective communication between the patient, physician, laboratory and phlebotomist.
18. Identify the information that a correctly filled out requisition form needs to contain.
19. Identify the steps for proper identification of a patient and to recognize the need to document identification.
20. Identify the major departments in a clinical laboratory.
21. Name three accrediting agencies for Clinical Laboratories.
22. Recognize collection procedures and equipment used to insure the collection and documentation of a quality specimen.
23. Recognize the phlebotomist's role in the management of inventory and quality assurance of equipment and supplies.
24. Define nosocomial infection and identify the phlebotomists role in prevention.
25. Identify infection control and isolation procedures used during specimen collection.
26. Identify factors dealing with safety in specimen collection.
27. Recognize emergency procedures required for fainting, bleeding, respiratory failure, circulatory failure, and prevention of shock.
28. Recognize procedures and equipment necessary for the transportation and delivery of quality specimens.
Upon conclusion of the phlebotomy clinical experience the student will be able to:
UNIT 2: The Routine Venipuncture. The health care delivery system is studied in this unit as well as detailed study of equipment and the practice of phlebotomy skills. Personal relations with patients, laboratory personnel and physicians is stressed as well as the importance of professionalism.
UNIT 3: Dermal Punctures and Quality Phlebotomy. The performance of dermal punctures will be studied in this unit. Quality Assurance in Phlebotomy is discussed, including Quality Control procedures and regulating organizations.
E. STUDY QUIZZES WILL BE ASSIGNED TO BE TAKEN AT THE COMPUTER CENTER
F. TESTING AS SCHEDULED: All exams will be announced on course calendar/schedule. Students are responsible for being present for all exams. No makeup exams will be given. Students absent on day of exam will be given a zero.G. PARTICIPATION: The student is expected to participate actively in each learning activity in lab and class sessions.
Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques ,
by Barbara H. Estridge, Anna P. Reynolds and Norma J. Walters
Phlebotomy Workbook for the Multiskilled Healthcare Professional
by: Susan King Strasinger and Marjorie A. Di Lorenzo
X. EVALUATION AND GRADING:
Grades for the course will be determined as follows:
90-100 = A
80- 89 = B
70- 79 = C
60- 69 = D*
below - 60 = F*
STUDENTS MUST PASS BOTH THE LECTURE AND LABORATORY PORTIONS OF THE COURSE WITH AT LEAST A "C" AVERAGE. SHOULD A STUDENT NOT RECEIVE A PASSING AVERAGE IN EITHER SECTION, THE LOWER OF THE TWO GRADES WILL BE USED TO ASSIGN THE FINAL GRADE
* may not be used to meet graduation requirement for MLAB Program
XI. STATEMENT ON DISABILITIES:
Students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, who wish to request academic adjustments in this class should notify the Disability Services Office early in the semester so that the appropriate accommodations may be made. In accordance with federal law, a student requesting academic adjustments must provide documentation of his/her disability to the Disability Services Counselor. For more information, call or visit the Counseling Center at Tandy #205 (956-544-8292)
**Emergency Academic Continuity Program
In compliance with the Emergency UTB/TSC Academic Continuity Program, academic courses, partially or entirely, will be made available on the MyUTBTSC Blackboard course management system. This allows faculty members and students to continue their teaching and learning via MyUTBTSC Blackboard http://myutbtsc.blackboard.com in case the university shuts down as a result of a hurricane or any other natural disaster.
The university will use Blackboard to post announcements notifying faculty members and students of their responsibilities as a hurricane approaches our region. If the university is forced to shut down, faculty will notify their students using Blackboard on how to proceed with their course(s). To receive credit for a course, it is the student’s responsibility to complete all the requirements for that course. Failure to access course materials once reasonably possible can result in a reduction of your overall grade in the class.
To facilitate the completion of classes, most or all of the communication between students and the institution, the instructor, and fellow classmates will take place using the features in your MyUTBTSC Blackboard and UTB email system. Therefore, all students must use Scorpion Online to provide a current email address. Students may update their email address by following the link titled “Validate your eMail Account” in MyUTBTSC Blackboard Portal. In the event of a disaster that disrupts normal operations, all students and faculty must make every effort to access an internet-enabled computer as often as possible to continue the learning process.
From the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs
Note: Syllabus can be subject to change upon instructor's discretion and need.
Revised by Ana Linville on August 24, 2007