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Phlebotomy syllabus

Phlebotomy students Candice Gossett and Tanya Rust and Vice Principal Tim Cadel

observe as instuctor Mrs. Melissa Smith demostrates a venipuncture procedure on a 

training arm simualtor in 2012

Internship: Medical Lab Aide - Phlebotomy

 COURSE SYLLABUS

 

School Year: 2017-18

H.S. Credits: 2

School Name: Metcalfe (Monroe ATC)

Program: Health Science

KY Tech course: Internship:

Medical Lab Aide - Phlebotomy

 

Teacher: Melissa Smith, RN,  BS Voc. Ed.

 

 

Prerequisite:  A senior which has completed one or more of the three recommended courses in the Health Sciences program (Principles of Health Sciences, Emergency Procedures, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology) and met the requirements for admission into the second year clinical program. Student must complete Statement of Understanding, Statement of Understanding Infection Control, (documentation of Hepatitis B  vaccine), Documentation of negative TB skin test, and Professional Liability Insurance. Some facilities may require a background check and drug screening.

** Must be 18 years old by March 1st of the current school year.

 

Course Description:  The internship provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the students' education objectives in the area of Medical Laboratory Aide/Phlebotomist. Students participating in internship for CTE courses provide supervised work-site experience for high school students who are enrolled in a capstone course associated with their identified career pathway. Internship experiences consist of a combination of classroom instruction and field experiences.  Work-based learning is designed to complement the classroom instruction. Students will be required to follow program and agency requirements for attendance and health screenings.  These may include but are not limited to: drug screens, TB skin test, and immunization certificates.

                                                                   

Prerequisites:  Principles of Health Science – 170111

                        Medical Terminology – 170131

                        Emergency Procedures - 170141 or Permission of Instructor

Content/Process

Students will:

1.Collect, transport, handle, and process blood and urine specimens for analysis.

2.Adhere to all regulations/guidelines outlined by HIPAA.

  1. Gain career awareness and the opportunity to test career major choices(s).
  2. Name credentialing agencies for careers related to career major.
  3. Trace the organizational structure for the career major and affiliating agency.
  4. Research the history and rationale of career major specialty.
  5. Identify the different specialties in the career major.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of applicable laws, statutes, or regulations in the career area.
  7. Research common diseases or problems associated with career major.
  8. Receive work experience related to the Medical Laboratory Aide/Phlebotomist career prior to graduation.
  9. Integrate classroom studies with work experience.
  10. Receive exposure to facilities and equipment unavailable in a classroom setting.
  11. Demonstrate performance skills related to the Medical Laboratory Aide/Phlebotomist career.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of first aid and CPR as they relate to the area.
  13. Demonstrate professional etiquette and responsibilities including effective communication skills.
  14. Demonstrate effective use of time management and team building skills.
  15. Demonstrate correct observation skills.
  16. Perform procedures to prevent disease transmission utilizing OSHA, CDC regulations, and universal precautions.
  17. Recognize and provide environmental, personal, and patient safety.
  18. Follow safety and emergency procedures and explain the use of a safety shower and safety apparel.
  19. Demonstrate proper use of communication technology (phone, internet, etc.) used in the career area.
  20. Receive patients and visitors.
  21. Observe, record, and report patient data.
  22. Prepare accident and incident reports as necessary.
  23. Assist with data entry and billing procedures.
  24. Identify supplies and equipment commonly used in lab procedures.
  25. Assist with quality control checks of equipment.
  26. Log incoming and outgoing specimens.
  27. Deliver supplies and lab specimens to designated areas.
  28. Prepare specimens for shipment.
  29. Maintain lab work surfaces and glassware using proper cleaning and safety procedures.
  30. Use appropriate sterilization procedures.
  31. Distribute supplies to appropriate laboratory section.
  32. Maintain inventory.
  33. Maintain, label, and store routine lab chemical solutions.
  34. Differentiate between various kinds of collection tubes and anticoagulants.
  35. Identify normal values for blood and urine.
  36. Name the components of a complete blood count (CBC).
  37. Collect fluid and/or tissue specimens using appropriate collection procedures.
  38. Explain collection procedures to patients.
  39. Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  40. Document route of specimens from collection to laboratory analysis and diagnosis.
  41. Assist and draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods.
  42. Assist and draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.
  43. Assist and draw blood from arteries, using arterial collection techniques.
  44. Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  45. Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissues, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  46. Identify potential hazards in the lab.
  47. Obtain a copy of MSDS sheets for materials used in the lab.
  48. Demonstrate procedure for use of the eyewash station.
  49. Organize and clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes or related items are of first-time use.
  50. Utilize activities of HOSA-Future Health Professionals as an integral component of course content, skills application, and leadership development.
  51. Use information technology applications as appropriate to health care specialties.
  52. Integrate literacy and numeracy concepts and processes across all curricular units.
  53. Demonstrate employability and social skills relevant to health careers.

Connections

  • Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards/National Health Care Skill Standards
  • HOSA-Future Health Professionals
  • Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) Guidelines (MNA program regulations)
  • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, ELA and 21st Century Science Standards
  • Post-Secondary Connection—KCTCS course determined through local dual/articulation agreement
 

 

The Curriculum will include:

  • Completion of minimum of 25 successful, unaided venipuncture collections
  • Completion of minimum of 10 successful, unaided capillary collections
  • Instruction and experience in a variety of collection techniques, including: Vacuum collection devices, syringe and capillary/skin puncture methods

 

Materials Used

  • The Phlebotomy Handbook Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced 8th Edition Dianna Garza and Kathleen Becan-McBride
  • Phlebotomy Skill Video Library, Pearson Education
  • ipad app- Phlebotomy Exam Prep (optional)

           

Course Outline

 

Career Knowledge

  • Gain career awareness and the opportunity to test career major choices
  • Name credentialing agencies for careers related to career major
  • Trace the organizational structure of the career major and affiliating agency
  • Identify the different specialties in the career major
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applicable laws, statutes or regulations in the career area
  • Research common diseases or problems associated with career majors

 

Work Experience

  • Receive work experience related to the medical laboratory aide career prior to graduation
  • Integrate classroom studies with work experience
  • Receive exposure to facilities and equipment unavailable in a classroom setting
  • Increase employability potential after graduation

 

Employability Skills

  • Demonstrate performance skills related to the medical laboratory aide career
  • Demonstrate knowledge of first aid and CPR as they relate to the area
  • Demonstrate professional etiquette and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Practice team building concepts
  • Demonstrate effective use of time management skills
  • Incorporate use of related medical terminology and theory related to the Medical Laboratory Aide
  • Demonstrate correct observation skills

 

Safety

  • Perform procedures to prevent disease transmission, utilizing OSHA, CDC regulations and standard precautions
  • Recognize and provide environmental, personal, and patient safety
  • Follow safety, emergency and disaster procedures
  • Report unsafe conditions

 

Specific Career Related Tasks

 

Office Procedures

  • Maintain confidentiality of patient and facility information
  • Demonstrate proper use of the telephone, intercom system, copying and faxing
  • Receive patients and visitors
  • Observe, record and report patient data
  • Prepare accident, and incident reports as necessary
  • Assist with data and billing procedures

 

Treatment Procedures

  • Identify supplies and equipment commonly used in lab procedures
  • Assist with quality control checks of equipment
  • Log incoming and outgoing specimens
  • Deliver supplies and lab specimens to designated area
  • Prepare specimens for shipment
  • Maintain lab work surfaces and glassware using proper cleaning and safety procedures
  • Use appropriate sterilization procedures
  • Maintain inventory
  • Maintain routine lag chemical solutions (Label and store properly)
  • Prepare urine for microscopic examination
  • Prepare and distribute 24 hour urine collection containers
  • Differentiate between various kinds of collection tubes and anticoagulants
  • Identify normal lab values for blood and urine
  • Name the components of a compete blood count (CBC)
  • Collect fluid or tissue specimens using appropriate collection procedures. Explain collection procedures to patients
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes
  • Document route of specimens form collection to laboratory analysis and diagnosis
  • Assist and draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods
  • Assist and draw blood form veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods
  • Asses and draw blood from arteries, using arterial collection techniques
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissues, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies
  • Identify potential hazards in the lab
  • Obtain a copy of MSDS sheets for materials used in the lab
  • Explain the use of safety shower and safety apparel
  • Demonstrate procedure for use of the eyewash station
  • Organize and clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes or related items are of first-time use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clinical Guidelines

A professional attitude and behavior must be maintained at all times during clinical rotations.  Confidentiality must be maintained with no exceptions.  IT IS HIPAA LAW!  Unprofessional behavior or breach of confidentiality will be grounds for automatic dismissal from the pharmacy tech program.  Health care leaves no room for violations in either of these two areas.  Information obtained at clinical sites must be kept in the strictest of confidence.  Situations may be discussed within the class; however, no information is to be shared outside the classroom or clinical setting.  A positive attitude and strong work ethics will be expected at all times when at the clinical sites.  You will treat all staff and health care professionals with respect and courtesy.  There will be not sitting around in the lobby, break room, etc.  You will work steadily for the length of time you are present at the clinical site. As there are a minimum of 50 clinical hours required (10 of which must be in a hospital pharmacy), you may be requested to perform weekend and/or clinical rotations during holiday breaks.. Your schedule will be determined by the Health Professional Mentor, the instructor and you.  Once the schedule is set you will be expected to work during the scheduled times.  If for some reason you must be absent you must call your mentor/supervisor, and the instructor in a timely manner that you will be absent.  The first “no call, no show,” will be acknowledged with a written warning (with copies sent to parent/guardian).  The second offence will result in cancellation of clinical rotation and grade for the course will be affected accordingly.  Cancellation of clinical rotation for any cause (except with instructor permission; example: prolonged illness) will result in the student’s ban from further health science classes.

 

Grading:  Must maintain a minimum average of 70% to progress in course.

Student will work on textbook assignments and online activities independently but must progress under the supervision of the instructor. Instructor will be available to answer questions and administer exams once student has completed specific modules. Course grade will be based on the scores on exams taken following assignments and on-line instruction of each module and clinical evaluations.

 

Grading Scale                    Grading Criteria

A  100-90                            Exams – 50 %

B   89-80                             Quizzes/projects – 30%

C   79-79                             Homework – 20%                   

D   69-60                             Clinical/ skills – PASS/FAIL

F    59-10

I   Incomplete

 

NOTE:  Discipline issues/ absences  may result in dismissal from the training program.

 

Communication:  Please stay current with updates and reminders from your teacher about this course by receiving one way messages. Please join our “Remind Group” for this course by texting     @phlebo   to  81010 

 

 

NATIONAL HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION (NHA) Phlebotomy certification

 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam. The exam costs $105 and may be taken at our school at a scheduled time determined by your instructor(probably in early April) This exam consist of 125 multiple choice questions ( you have 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete)  If you do not pass the test the first time, you can retake in 30 days.  You have two chances to retake the exam. Candidates that are unsuccessful after these two attempts will be required to wait one year before testing again. A list of the Examination Content will be provided. A practice test is optional and is strongly encouraged.

 

 

Attendance Policy/Tardies

Students are expected to attend class and be punctual.  An absence is defined as coming to class or leaving class early by more than 15 minutes.  Two episodes of tardiness or leaving early (less than 15 minutes) will be counted as an absence.  Students accumulating more than five excused absences within any nine-week period will have two points deducted from class participation grade for each additional day absent over those five days.  As participation is 10% of overall grade, excessive tardies or absences could result in drop of a letter grade during any nine-week period.  

 

Dress Code

 

On clinical days, you are expected to dress in maroon scrubs and optional lab coat with school patch on left sleeve. Clean, white socks and shoes with name tag at all times.  Hair should up, off the collar and secured and hair bow in (females only). Uniform should be clean and wrinkle-free. NO jewelry except a watch (wedding band permitted if married). Nails should short and clean with clear polish only. Makeup should look natural and appropriate for a healthcare professional.

 

Class expectations/Rules/Safety

1.No talking while the instructor or other students are talking.  We will conduct major discussions; however, only one person at a time will talk.

2.Snacks and drinks will be allowed in the classroom as long as garbage is disposed of and messes are not created.  Should this happen, snack privileges will be terminated.

3.You are to be in the classroom and in your seat when the bell rings.  If you need to go to the bathroom, get something to drink, etc. it must be done prior to the bell ringing.

4.Obey all safety rules and regulations.

5.Obey all high school rules and policies.

6.Only one student at a time will be permitted to leave the classroom to go to the restroom.  The hall pass must be taken and returned to its proper place upon returning to the classroom.

7.Cheating or copying other’s homework will not be tolerated.  Any assignment that the instructor has found the student cheating or copying, both the student and the one allowing the copying will be given a zero.  No horseplay, riding chairs, pushing, shoving, etc.

8.All chairs are to be pushed in prior to leaving the classroom.

9.You are not to enter the lab without the instructor’s permission.

10.No lying around in the hospital beds during break times.

11.Make sure the classroom/lab is cleaned and equipment and supplies are put away before leaving. If the lab is cluttered, we cannot work there safely.

12.Watch your language!  You cannot use foul and offensive language in the workplace; therefore, you cannot use it here!      

13.Be courteous to teachers and fellow students.

14.There will be no talking about, gossiping, or mistreating fellow class members.

15.We are family, thus we will show respect for one another as a family should.

16.Professional attitude and behavior will be maintained at all times during class.  We are training to be future health care providers and professional behavior must be practiced at all times.

17.No cell phones, MP-3 players, IPods, etc. permitted in the classroom.  If you are carrying them, they must be turned off and out of sight.  If you are caught with them on and using them they will be added to my permanent collection.

18.No applying makeup during class.  I may also add that to my collection if it is out of your purse.

19.No video games, card playing, etc. in class.

20.The computer stations are not to be used for surfing the net and playing computer games.  Students will not be on the computer unless specific projects are assigned and computer use will be closely monitored. 

21.No hanging out in the bathrooms prior to or during class. You may be excused if it is an emergency but otherwise you should wait until breaks between classes.

 

Course expenses (approximate):     Uniform/scrubs - $40

                                                    Lab coat  - $30

                                                    prep test (online) - $40

                                                    National exam - $ 105

                                                     

                    ** all travel expenses to be paid student / this is a non-paid internship for training purposes only.

 

 

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)

The Education Cabinet, the Department for Workforce Investment and the Office of Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational services and/or employment.  The Education Cabinet provides, upon request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities.  To request materials in an alternative format, contact the Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator in OCTE or Norb Ryan at NorbJ.Ryan@ky.gov.  Persons with hearing-and speech- impairments can contact the agency by sing the Kentucky Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD).  For voice to TDD, call 1-800—648-6057.  For TDD to voice, call 1-800-648-6056.

 

The Office of Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, or religion in admission to education programs, activities, and employment practices in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (revised 1992), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and shall provide, upon request by a qualified disabled individual, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with a disability an equal opportunity to participate.

 

For more information, contact Mr. William Denton, Office of Career and Technical Education, 20th Floor CPT, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, (502) 564-4286.  Mr. Denton can also be reached through his e-mail address:  WilliamJ.Denton@ky.gov.

 

 

 

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