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AHE 146 - Clinical Lab Assistant III

5.0 Credits
Participate in controlled laboratory environment. Perform processing of specimens, bedside, point-of-care, and moderately complex testing. Apply obtained phlebotomy skills, specimen processing, data entry, patient information retrieval via the Internet/other electronic devices.

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Properly prepare/reconstitute reagents, standards and controls according to standard operating procedure. [REASON]
  2. Use common clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory environment. [REASON]
  3. Determine suitability of specimens for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and/or urinalysis. [REASON]
  4. Perform quality control procedures. [REASON]
  5. Assemble/prepare reagents, standards and controls for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis testing. [REASON]
  6. Report results of procedures using per-determined criteria. [REASON]
  7. Follow established quality control procedures specific to chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis tests, including maintenance and instrument calibration. [REASON]
  8. Maintain inventory control and supplies for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and urinalysis tests. [REASON]
  9. Prepare and stain slides for further analysis. [REASON]
  10. Prepare slides for microscopic examination. [REASON]
  11. Recognize technical errors for each test performed. [REASON]
  12. Follow special safety procedures and aseptic technique required for processing microbiology specimens. [REASON]
  13. Verbally instruct patients in the proper collection and preservation for various urine samples. [COMMUNICATE]
  14. Document and relay written and computer generated test results. [ACT]
  15. Perform appropriate tests at the clinical assistant level, according to standard operating procedures. [ACT]

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