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MEDA 125 Phlebotomy

3 credits
An overview of phlebotomy and the role of the phlebotomist in health care. Study includes circulatory system, infection control, clinical laboratory safety, and phlebotomy procedures and equipment. Laboratory hours provide students with hands on activities to gain skill competency in venipuncture and capillary specimen collection.

Prerequisites: MEDA 118  and IFAD 216  

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Intercultural Appreciation.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system in blood collection
  • Apply knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control
  • Appropriately utilize the equipment used in blood collection including multiple tube draws
  • Apply knowledge of quality management and legal issues important to the phlebotomy practice
  • Apply clinical skills in capillary blood draws and performance of various lab procedures.
  • Apply clinical skills in specimen handling and preparation for submittal to laboratory for analysis
  • Practice lab safety and adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines
  • Educate special populations and patients of culturally diverse backgrounds regarding the global effect of AIDS