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Hutchinson Community College

Course Syllabus

AL170 Phlebotomy


YEAR: 2016-2017

CREDIT HOURS: 4.00

PREREQUISITES:

Allied Health Permission

COREQUISITES: None

COURSE NOTES:

Upon completion of this course and the clinical component, students with the expanded number of clinical hours are eligible to sit for a national certification exam.

CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Basic training in phlebotomy including venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques, and anatomy/physiology of vascular system, emphasizing basic skills, techniques and equipment used in phlebotomy; patient contact and medical/legal issues.

HCC INSTITUTION-WIDE OUTCOMES:

I. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and make reasonable judgments by acquiring, analyzing, combining, and evaluating information.
II. Demonstrate the skills necessary to access and manipulate information through various technological and traditional methods.
III. Demonstrate effective communication through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
IV. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.
V. Demonstrate effective quantitative-reasoning and computational skills.

AREA OR PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

COURSE OUTCOMES AND COMPETENCIES:

1. Demonstrate familiarity with the health care system, infection control, and safety.
  a. Describe the health care system in the United States.
  b. Apply appropriate medical terminology.
  c. Describe the principles of infection control and safety.
  d. Explain the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system.
2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology related to specimen collection.
  a. Describe human anatomy and physiology related to specimen collection.
  b. Use anatomical terminology correctly.
  c. Relate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems.
3. Apply the principles learned in the collection and handling of blood and other body fluids.
  a. Examine collection equipment, various types of additives, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis.
  b. Describe special precautions necessary in specimen collection.
  c. Demonstrate proper techniques to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture.
  d. Maintain a safe environment.
4. Communicate with patients and members of the health care team.
  a. Discuss basic concepts of communication.
  b. Explain the importance of patient interaction and satisfaction.
  c. Discuss various methods of stress management.
  d. Model professional appearance and appropriate behavior.
  e. Identify legal and ethical implications of working as a phlebotomist.

COURSE ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION:

A - 90% - 100%
B - 80% - 89%
C - 70% - 79%
D - 60% - 69%
F - 0% - 59%

1. Participation 2. Unit and Final examinations 3. Classroom assignments/quizzes 4. Skills Demonstration

ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT:

Any student who has a documented disability and wishes to access academic accommodations (per the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disability Act) must contact the HCC Coordinator of Disability Services, at 620-665-3554, or the Student Success Center, Parker Student Union. The student must have appropriate documentation on file before accommodations can be provided.

ACADEMIC HONESTY:

Students who engage in academic dishonesty bring discredit upon Hutchinson Community College as well as themselves. HCC students are thus required to maintain honesty in their academic pursuits. The administrators and faculty at Hutchinson Community College require students to do the following:

1. Submit examinations, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes and other work that represent the students' best efforts without cheating, plagiarizing, or misrepresenting.
2. Provide all academic records such as transcripts and test scores that are free of falsification, forgery, or alteration.
3. Refrain from participating in the academic dishonesty of any person.

Sanctions for violation:
Students suspected of engaging in academic dishonesty may be charged in writing by the instructor and be subject to failure of the work in question and/or failure and dismissal from the course in which the dishonesty occurs. Students failed and/or dismissed by an instructor from a course as a result of academic dishonesty will not be allowed to take a "W" for the course. Instructors may also recommend to the Vice President of Academic Affairs that such students be dismissed from the program and/or the institution.

Appeal:
Student charged with academic dishonesty have the right of appeal and are assured of due process by the institution through the Academic Appeal process.

INCOMPLETE GRADE:

Instructors may give a student a grade of Incomplete (I) under the following conditions:
1. The student must initiate the request prior to the time final course grades are submitted to Records.
2. The request must be made because of an emergency, illness or otherwise unavoidable life-event.
3. The instructor must agree to the request before a grade of Incomplete can be submitted.
4. A written contract between the instructor and student, signed by both, will document the work required and date needed to complete course work.
5. If a student does not complete the course requirements within the time frame established by the instructor, a grade of "F" will be recorded on the student's transcript at the end of the next semester.

ACCREDITATION:

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Last Revised: 05/24/2016