2013-2014 Catalog 
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MEA 101 - Basic Phlebotomy Techniques

Prerequisite: HES 113 , HES 129  or concurrent enrollment and PCS 021  or appropriate score on assessment test.  Must be able to safely draw blood from patients (no medications or other problems that may cause a safety issue).

Studies blood collection techniques including Vacutainer systems, syringe draws, butterfly draws, heel sticks, and capillary punctures. Basic knowledge and skills necessary for the safe and successful collection of blood specimens are discussed. Also includes other specimen collections for body fluids as well as the impact of drug testing.  Prepares the student to write the national certification examination for Phlebotomists.

Credits: (4)

Lab Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2

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