Course Syllabus

Phlebotomy Technician Program

Course Title: PhlebotomyTechnicianInstructor:Nancy L Kimmel R.N. Ph.D. CHMM

Office Location: Please see catalog

Class Start: November/December

Division: Laboratory/Medical TechnologyTelephone:(313) 575-1214/ (734) 762-3220


Course Description 36 hours Class Room

Phlebotomy is the study of skin puncture and venipuncture for the purpose of collecting blood for laboratory testing. The course includes principles of proper phlebotomy technique, specimen processing, patient care, maintenance and use of equipment, recordkeeping and basic principles of anatomy and physiology, disease process, therapeutic communication, hazardous materials management, and patient assessment. Students also are eligible to sit for the National Health Careers Association Test for Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Students enrolling in this program usually have some prior medical experience in working directly with patients. Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal

1.  Precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin punctures, butterfly needles.

2.  Specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Emphasis on infection prevention, proper patient identification.

3.  Labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing and accessioning.

4.  Laboratory for experiences in basic phlebotomy procedures. Conducted onsite at hospital and at various medical offices in the surrounding Metro Detroit Area.

5.  Infection control principles.

6.  HIPPA /OSHA laws

7.  Hazardous materials/exposure/disposal procedures/protection/donning, doffing of personal protective equipment

8.  Pain assessment

9.  Therapeutic communication, patient care

10.  Lab test assessment

11.  Clinical Hand washing/medical asepsis technique

12.  Sterile fields

13.  Diabetes pathophysiology

14.  Liability and tort law

15.  Anatomy and physiology of the arm

16.  Epidermal layers of the skin

17.  Never to draw sites

18.  Elderly skin changes and immunity

19.  Immunization and Viral pathogens

Course Rationale

This course will meet the academic needs of students preparing for a career in phlebotomy or medical laboratory technology. Theory of phlebotomy and related subjects as well as learning experiences needed to develop basic phlebotomy skills are provided, and therapeutic interaction, patient assessment and skill at interpreting lab tests to patient status.

Student are given a login access code to the schools blackboard site for all reading assignmets and tests

Additional Supplies

1.Sharpie marker

2. Navy blue scrubs

3. White tennis shoes/non-slip

4. Calculator

Attendance requirements

Students are expected to attend and participate in three scheduled Saturday laboratory sessions throughout the semester. Missed laboratories cannot be made up. A grade of "0" will be given for all missed laboratories.

Requests for Special Accommodation

The Office of Disabled Student Services handles requests for special accommodation. Support services are available for students who submit documentation for eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992.

Cell Phones and Pagers

The use of cell phones and pagers is strictly prohibited during laboratory sessions.

Misuse of Computers

Computers in classrooms or laboratories are to be used by students for educational purposes only.

Criminal Background Checks

If criminal background checks are required by clinical affiliates, the student shall be notified of this requirement prior to enrollment or as soon as the requirement is known. The check must be completed within the 90 day period immediately prior to the student's initial clinical placement. It shall be the student's responsibility to make timely arrangements for the background check and to pay all costs associated with such checks. The clinical affiliate sets eligibility standards for participation in the clinical assignment and evaluates results of the criminal background check. The names of any student excluded from participation at the hospital based on the hospital's eligibility standards shall be provided to the school. The school shall takes steps to ensure that the individual does not participate in the clinical program at the affiliate. The institution shall inform students excluded from clinical placement on the basis of a criminal background check of any review or appeal process available pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act or any other law or policy, if any.

Assessment and Evaluation

Grades will be determined on the basis of individual student performance on examinations, assignments and laboratory exercises. A total of 450 points may be earned with points distributed as follows:

Test 1 (covers Course Notes 1-4 and Lab 1) 50 points

Test 2 (covers Course Notes 5-8 and Lab 2) 50 points

Test 3 (covers Course Notes 9-12 and Lab 3) 50 points

Laboratory activities (3 @ 20 points each) 60 points

Lab practical 20 points

Final examination 200 points

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

A = 90-100%

B = 80-89%

C = 75-79%- Less than 75% is failing