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AHEL 110 - Introduction to Phlebotomy

5 CR

Covers basic responsibilities and skills for phlebotomy. Includes venipuncture techniques and safety with laboratory equipment. Suitable for individuals with limited health care experience interested in venipuncture.

Recommended: First 2 of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations.
Prerequisite(s): Placement by assessment into ENGL 101 , or completion of ENGL 092  or ENGL 093  with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100 , AHE 110 , AHE 120  and HLTH 145  with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.

Course Outcomes

  • Identify key features of anatomy and physiology. 
  • Correctly use medical terminology of the blood and circulatory system. 
  • Consistently use appropriate safety measures and Universal Precautions in phlebotomy settings. 
  • Competently perform all skills associated with blood collection techniques. 
  • Apply correct labeling and documentation methods for specimen transport. 
  • Describe appropriate phlebotomy techniques, equipment, complications, and procedures. 
  • Identify methods of complication resolution and quality control for phlebotomy setting.

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