Phlebotomy (PLAB)

PLAB 1223

Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course provides instruction in the development of skills in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Skills and techniques include vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. The emphasis is placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.

Prerequisite: Completion of the previous semester courses with a grade of "C" or better and Program Chair approval.

PLAB 1323

Phlebotomy

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course provides instruction in the development of skills in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Skills and techniques include vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. The emphasis is placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.

Prerequisite: Completion of NURA 1401, NURA 1160 and a current registration with Texas Department of Aging In good standing (current CNA); and concurrent enrollment in NUPC 1360 and NUPC 1320.