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Revision Date: 15-Aug-22
 

Introduction to Phlebotomy




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Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 09-26-2022 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-07-2022 - Refund Policy
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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

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.

Fall 2022 textbook details will be available on 2022-05-16. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

Link to Textbooks 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.


Methods

Class is primarily taught in person with all course materials (slides and pre-recorded videos of lectures) available in Canvas for students who are unable to attend class or want to review on demand after class.

Class is a combination of lecture and hands on skills.

Students complete a weekly homework assignment of the Chapter Study and Review Questions throughout the course and after the midterm point will have an additional assignment with an oral report to share with classmates.

Quizzes are given weekly on the previous weeks materials (exception of midterm/final exams and the week following the midterm exam).


Evaluation Criteria

Homework is a graded at 100 if completed on time and 0 is not submitted. Homework grades will go down 10 points each week that it is late. Homework is submitted in Canvas unless otherwise specified.

Quizzes and exams are graded following between 1-10 points per question based on the number of questions out of 100. Exams and Quizzes are completed in class unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for reaching out to the instructor to make arrangements for accessing the quiz or exam when class is missed.


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


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Week 1 (September 7th)

In-Class Lecture

  • Introduction and Expectations

  • What is a Phlebotomist?

  • Chapter 1: Phlebotomy: Past and Present and the Healthcare Setting

    

Homework Due for Next Class September 14th

  • Chapter 1 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz on Chapter 1

 

2

In Class:

  • Quiz #1 Chapter 1

  • Chapter 3 Infection Control, Safety, First Aid, and Personal Wellness Lecture

    

Homework Due for Next Class September 21st

  • Chapter 3 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #2 on Chapter 3

 

3

In Class:

  • Quiz #1 Chapter 3

  • Chapter 7 Blood Collection Equipment

    

Homework Due for next class September 28th

  • Chapter 7 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #3 on Chapter 7

 

4

In Class:

  • Quiz #1 Chapter 7

  • Chapter 8 Venipuncture Procedures

  • Perform Phlebotomy on practice arms

    

Homework Due for Next class October 5th

  • Chapter 8 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #4 on Chapter 8

 

5

In Class:

  • Quiz #1 Chapter 8

  • Chapter 4 Medical Terminology & Chapter 5 Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Perform Phlebotomy on practice arms

    

Homework Due for next class October 12th

  • Chapter 4 and 5 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #5 on Chapter 4 and 5- Complete in Canvas

 

6

Complete in Class

  • Quiz #5 Chapter 4 and 5

  • Review Chapter 6 Circulatory System Lecture and Slides

    

Homework Due for next class October 19th

  • Chapter 6 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #6 on Chapter 6

 

7

In Class:

  • Quiz #6 Chapter 6

  • Chapter 9 Preanalytical Considerations

  • Perform Phlebotomy on each other

  • Review for Midterm Next week (October 26th)

    

Homework Due for next class October 26th

  • Chapter 9 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Midterm Exam to include Chapter 9 material

 

8

In Class:

  • Review

  • Midterm

    

No Homework This week!!

 

9

In Class:

  • Chapter 2 Quality Assurance and Legal Issues

  • Perform Phlebotomy on each other

    

Homework Due for next class November 9th

  • Chapter 2 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #7 Chapter 2

  • Lab Test Report- assigned in class

 

10

In Class:

  • Quiz #7 Chapter 2

  • Lab Test Report Presentations

  • Chapter 10 Capillary Collections

  • Perform Phlebotomy on each other

    

Homework Due for next class November 16th

  • Chapter 10 Review Questions-submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #8 Chapter 10

  • Lab Test Report- assigned in class

 

11

In Class:

  • Quiz #8 Chapter 10

  • Lab Test Report Presentations

  • Chapter13 Non blood specimens

  • Perform Phlebotomy on each other

    

Homework Due for next class November 23rd – Complete all in Canvas

  • Chapter 13 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #9 Chapter 13

  • Lab Test Report- assigned in class

 

12

**** Virtual Class this week due to Thanksgiving****

Complete in Canvas in lieu of in-person class:

  • Quiz #9 Chapter 13

  • Lab test report out using discussion section

  • Chapter 11 Special Collections

    

Homework Due for next class November 30th

  • Chapter 11 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #10 Chapter 11

 

13

In Class:

  • Quiz #10 Chapter 11

  • Lab Test Report Presentations

  • Chapter 12 Computer and Specimen Handling and Processing

  • Perform Phlebotomy on each other

    

Homework Due for next class December 7th

  • Chapter 12 Review Questions- submit in Canvas

  • Study for Quiz #11 Chapter 12

  • Lab Test Report- assigned in class

 

14

In Class:

  • Quiz #11 Chapter 12

  • Lab Test Report Presentations

  • Chapter 14 Arterial Puncture Procedures

  • Comprehensive Review

    

Homework Due for next class December 14th

  • Study for Final Exam

  • Chapter 14 Study and Review Questions
 

15

In Class:

  • Final Review

  • Final Exam

    
 

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.


Participation Expectations

Students are expected to notify instructor via email concerning any absences ahead of time or within 24 hours after absence and are responsible for reaching out to the instructor concerning getting missed classroom materials.

Students are expected to have their textbook for day one of class as we will start using it right away for week 1 homework assignments. Either the physical or electronic copy of the book is appropriate.

Students are expected to use and check their CCV e-mail as it will be the primary way instructor will directly contact you. Canvas is also an appropriate means for communication with student and instructor.



Missing & Late Work Policy

Homework is deducted 10 points for each week that it is late.

Missed Quizzes and Exams are the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor to make arrangements for making up the missed item. Depending on the situation it may be completed in person or electronically.


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.