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    Middlesex Community College
  Feb 18, 2018
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18

AHP 114 - Phlebotomy Lab


This course provides instruction in the practice of phlebotomy. The student will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. The student will learn the practical aspect of electrocardiography, which includes operating and maintaining the ECG machine, other techniques such as stress test, Holter monitor, patient preparation, and vital signs. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
-  Perform the responsibilities and duties of the phlebotomist/ECG technologist in a variety of health care environments.
-  Exhibit proficiency in collecting, transporting handling, and processing blood specimens for analysis while adhering to infection control, and safety policies and procedures.
-  Perform electrocardiograms without supervision. 

Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 111, AHP 112, and MAS 101- all with a C or better.

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