Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Emphasis on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. This course is a component of the program that prepares for the ASCP Certification. This course will define and measure competencies of the following described which are required by ASCP; circulatory system, laboratory operations, non-blood specimens, point-of-care testing, specimen collection, and specimen processing and handling. Class Notes: Department consent required. Contact the CTE office at a LSC campus to register. Add Consent: Department Consent Required.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017