PHLT 1030 - Introduction to Venipuncture
Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission
NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the entry level occupational work ethics course during the same term.
Provides an introduction to blood collecting techniques and processing specimens. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to collect all types of blood samples from hospitalized patients. Topics include: venipuncture procedure, safety and quality assurance; isolation techniques, venipuncture problems, and definitions; lab test profiles and patient care areas; other specimen collections and specimen processing; test combinations, skin punctures and POCT; professional ethics and malpractice; and certification and licensure.