|COURSE CODE & TITLE||PLC 20 Phlebotomy|
|COURSE DURATION||90 hours|
|MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION||English|
|PREREQUISITES (General)||Certificate of Completion of High School
MOH Licensed Technicians
|PREREQUISITES (Additional)||TOEFL score of 500|
|AWARD||9 CE UNITS|
This course prepares a student with the Education, Training, Experience, and Examination requirements to perform skin punctures or venepunctures in a hospital, clinical lab, or Doctor's office.
COURSE OUTCOMES: On completion of the Program, the candidate will be competent to:
- List and describe the duties of the Phlebotomist and the traits that form the professional image.
- Identify, demonstrate and employ the basic skills of good communication, interpersonal relations, stress management, professional and ethical behavior within the classroom and clinical settings.
- Define, analyze and describe medical law, ethics, legal terminology, and legal issues related to blood collection.
- Identify, describe, and discuss pathogenic organisms, blood borne pathogens, disease transmission, biohazard precautions, basic infection control and advanced infection control factors to be able to identify, demonstrate and employ the proper skills related to the enforcement of standard precautions, safety and disposal of biohazard wastes; e.g. sharps, needles and dressings.
- Identify and describe the structure & function, and medical terms of the major body systems with emphasis on the Cardio Vascular system and list several pathologic disorders, diagnostic tests, specimen collection, transportation, processing and storage techniques, related to those body systems.
- Discuss, demonstrate and identify (utilizing a manikin), the proper identification of the patient and specimen, the anatomical site, the disinfectant, the appropriate tubes and equipment, laboratory requisitions, patient preparation, safety, order of draw, additives, risk factors, and appropriate response to complications which may arise from Phlebotomy including post puncture care and special precautions
- Identify and demonstrate the assembly of the equipment, and the stepped procedures related to skin puncture and venipuncture techniques and successfully obtain ten venepunctures and ten skin-punctures prior to entering the clinical setting.
- Identify and discuss the anti-coagulation theory, pre-analytical sources of error in specimen collection, transport, processing and storage and quality assurance/quality control necessary to provide accurate and reliable test results to be able to recognize and take appropriate corrective actions to deal with problems in test requisitions, specimen transport and processing.
- Within a Hospital Clinical setting, identify and demonstrate the assembly of the equipment and the stepped procedures related to skin puncture and venipuncture.
- Successfully obtain 50 venepunctures and 10 skin punctures on patients of various ages and clinical diagnosis. Observation of 2 Arterial Punctures.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE COURSE
|ASSESSMENT: Pretest / Post-test|
For academic advising and planning of their study schedule applicants are requested to contact: The Academic Coordinator, Office of the Assistant Director, Center for Continuing Education & Community Outreach, Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, UAE.
Continuing Education Units
PHONE: 06 743 1333 Ext: 401/384