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PHLEB 106 - Advanced Phlebotomy Practicum

Credits: 6
Consists of campus theory and lab as well as clinical experience in an assigned medical facility, to be arranged by the instructor. Provides practical experience in the role of the phlebotomy technician. Attendance is required to pass. Student must achieve a minimum grade of 2.5 or higher in order to pass the course. Meets the requirements for National Board Certification for a Phlebotomy Technician.

Enrollment Requirement: Completion of the Medical Assistant Phlebotomy Certificate at Green River College within 2 years of application, with a 2.5 GPA in all required courses.

Liability Insurance and Health (injury and sickness) Insurance.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Perform all steps of phlebotomy procedures including collection of equipment, reagents, supplies, interfering chemical substances, specimen requisitioning, collection (venipunctures and skin punctures), transport and processing safely.
  2. Perform a minimum of 100 unaided venipunctures.
  3. Identify anatomic structures and function of body systems using correct medical terminology in relation to services performed by phlebotomists.
  4. Describe standard laboratory operations including safety and quality control as they pertain to federal, state, and locally mandated regulations.

Program Outcomes
  1. Describe phlebotomy, phlebotomy services, ethical, legal, and regulatory issues including HIPPA.
  2. Describe anatomic structures and function of body systems using correct medical terminology in relation to services performed by phlebotomists.
  3. Describe standard operating procedures to collect specimens including blood collection equipment, documentation, specimen handling, and transportation. 
  4. Describe special collections in phlebotomy and effect on client safety.
  5. Perform infection control techniques and safety complying with federal, state, and locally mandated regulations regarding safety practices.
  6. Perform all steps of phlebotomy procedures including collection of equipment, reagents, supplies, interfering chemical substances, specimen requisitioning, collection, transport and processing.
  7. Communicate appropriately and professionally in the workplace. 
  8. Document vital signs, EKGs, and phlebotomy procedures.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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