May 28, 2023  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHP 106 - Phlebotomy Theory and Lab


This course provides instruction in the principles and 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.

Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; completion of MAS 101; and completion of AHP Level I or current experience in a health field.

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