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AHL 674 - Venipuncture Clinical

8 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the student to apply the skills obtained in the classroom to a clinical or a patient care setting.  This course will allow the student to supplement the training provided in Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Techniques course.  Topics to be covered include Universal precautions; communications skills; anatomy and physiology; and specimen collecting, handling, processing, and lab operations.  The student’s knowledge and skills in performing venipuncture and specimen collecting and processing will be assessed by a clinical monitor.  This course prepares the student for the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) certification exam.


Course Objectives:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of aseptic techniques;
  2. describe the role and responsibility of a health care worker in a health care setting;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of venipuncture and specimen collection techniques;
  4. perform venipuncture and specimen collection;
  5. demonstrate lab safety and quality assurance when processing specimens;
  6. prepare blood specimens for lab analysis;
  7. prepare urine and stool specimens for lab analysis;
  8. prepare throat and urine cultures for bacteriology studies;
  9. properly operate laboratory instruments;
  10. demonstrate proper patient safety; and
  11. demonstrate a readiness to take the national certification exam.

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