This course is designed to introduce allied healthcare students to the insertion and removal of intravenous devices. Topics include: site selection, infection control, equipment, complications, patency, legal and ethical considerations, documentation, insertion, removal, and skill performance demonstration and practice. Prior to taking this course, students must have completed a phlebotomy program, or by permission of the instructor. Technical standards apply. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Learn to collect blood and body fluid specimens used in throat cultures, urinalysis and stool cultures, and prepare samples for testing in a lab. This course presents an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the various systems that require specimen collection, processing and handling of specimens, and laboratory operations. Students must be computer literate and have Internet access to be successful in this course. Attendance is 100% mandatory. A Health Assessment form, current vaccination documentation, along with a current Healthcare Provider CPR card is required prior to beginning Clinical. Students must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Phlebotomy I. Those who successfully complete the Phlebotomy I & II courses and the Phlebotomy Clinical Externship meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the national certification exam. Cost of testing is the responsibility of the student. Navy blue scrubs are required for Phlebotomy II. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree waiver apply. Transcript available.
This course is designed to supplement the training provided in the Venipuncture and Specimen Collection course. Participants must successfully complete the Venipuncture and Specimen collection course and have all appropriate paperwork submitted prior to placement. Students will gain practical experience working in 80 clinical hours. The start date, time and appropriate site for this clinical placement is arranged with each student through the phlebotomy program specialist. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
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Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015