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Phlebotomy (PHB)

PHB 100  (6 credit hours)  
Phlebotomy  

Prepares the student as an integral member of the health-care team to collect blood from patients/donors in hospitals, blood banks or clinics for analysis or other medical purposes. Includes standard precautions, record keeping, and therapeutic communication skills. Lecture/Lab: 6.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
PHB 120  (6 credit hours)  
Fundamentals of Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomy  

Fundamental techniques of areas of the clinical laboratory appropriate to the phlebotomist are introduced. Included is a study of medical ethics, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, professional organizations, communication, record keeping, specimen collection, chain of custody, laboratory safety, and quality control. Lecture: 3 hrs; Laboratory: 9 hrs.

Pre-requisite: CPR Certification, Malpractice insurance, Hepatitis, Varicella, PPD, Rubella, and Rubella blood work results.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
PHB 151  (1 credit hours)  
Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker  

Covers fundamental techniques in proper venipuncture and capillary collection. Includes a study of medical ethics, laboratory terminology, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, communication and record keeping, specimen processing, laboratory safety, isolation procedures and special collection. Lecture/Lab: 1.0 credits (30 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
PHB 152  (1 credit hours)  
Phlebotomy: Clinical Experience  

Introduces the student to clinical practice in the phlebotomy department of a laboratory. The student will begin to develop performance skills in routine venipuncture and capillary collection procedures emphasizing performance skills in routine venipuncture and capillary collection procedures. Pre-requisite Or Laboratory: 1.0 credit (30 contact hours).

Co-requisite: PHB 151, PHB 170 or MAI 120.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
PHB 153  (4 credit hours)  
Advanced Topics in Phlebotomy  

Prepares the student as an integral member of the health-care team. One who collects blood from patients/donors in hospitals, blood banks or clinics for analysis or other medical purposes. Practices standard precautions, record keeping, vital signs and therapeutic communication skills. Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PHB 151 Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
PHB 155  (2-3 credit hours)  
Phlebotomy Clinical  

Builds on the knowledge acquired in lecture and lab, this course will allow students to use external institutions for clinical experience to become more proficient in the performance of routine venipuncture and dermal collections. Provides the experience needed to handle routine venipuncture complications and the skills necessary to adequately perform the duties of a phlebotomist. Lecture/Lab: 2 - 3 credits (120 - 180 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: PHB 151, PHB 100 or PHB 170, with a grade of "C" or greater if taken as a pre-requisite.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
PHB 170  (3 credit hours)  
Applied Phlebotomy  

Teaches proper techniques in venipuncture and capillary collection. Includes a study of medical ethics, laboratory terminology, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, communication and record keeping, specimen processing, laboratory safety, isolation procedures, special collection procedures, specimen processing for the various laboratory departments, venipuncture complications, and quality assurance. Lecture/Lab: 3.0 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Permission of the MLT Program Director/MLT Clinical Coordinator.
Co-requisite: PHB 152 or PHB 155.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture