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Fall 2024 | AHS-1410-VG01 - Introduction to Phlebotomy


In Person Class

Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.

Location: Bennington
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday, 06:00P - 08:45P
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-10-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 9 (as of 07-19-24 8:05 PM)
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Materials/Lab Fees: $75.00

Faculty

Eileen Rice
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Danielle Lafleur Brooks

Course Description

This course covers the proper collection of blood specimens, choice of proper phlebotomy equipment, venipuncture techniques, patient care, safety, tests, and quality assurance. The course is designed to provide a minimum of 20 hours of practical instruction and skills development in phlebotomy.


Essential Objectives

1. Identify the various laboratory departments and the roles and qualifications of the phlebotomist and other clinical laboratory personnel.
2. List and define various regulatory acronyms--such as HIPAA, CAP, OSHA, JCAHCO, EPA--and describe their relationships to hospitals, clinics and medical offices.
3. Describe and explain standard protocol for recognizing, reporting and following up on employee exposures to infectious materials.
4. Describe phlebotomy risk factors and complications.
5. Describe how blood specimens are obtained including how blood separates into clotted blood, serum, whole blood and plasma.
6. Evaluate appropriate additives used in blood collection, how they work, color coding used with each type, proper order of draw when additives are required, and special precautions when using additives.
7. Explain and identify special procedures including timed specimens, glucose tolerance tests, forensic tests, and therapeutic tests.
8. Describe laboratory standards and regulations related to quality assurance and specimen handling.
9. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.
Laboratory Objectives:
1. Identify and describe blood collection equipment, proper identification of patient and specimens, proper selection and preparation of skin puncture site, and selection of antiseptic.
2. Describe and demonstrate methods for preventing exposure incidents by following work practice controls, using engineering controls and personal protective equipment, practicing good personal hygiene and properly cleaning and disinfecting equipment and supplies.
3. Demonstrate the blood collection process from application of personal protective equipment to discharge of patient.
4. Demonstrate post-puncture care and appropriate disposal of sharps, needles and waste.
5. Describe and demonstrate special collections of other body fluids including urine.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

AHS-1410-VG01 Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.