2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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AHE 144 - Clinical Lab Assistant I

5.0 Credits
Overview of the clinical laboratory, including HIPAA regulations, OSHA standards, quality assurance practices, laboratory terminology, laboratory organizational structure, and applying a general understanding of the functions of a clinical laboratory information system. Prerequisite
AHE 110, 116, BSTEC 104, 129, HIV/AIDS and CPR all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent. Corequisite

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

  1. Describe the process of how patients, specimens, and requests for lab services arrive in the laboratory.
  2. List and explain the basic tests run on specimens received by the laboratory.
  3. Identify laboratory equipment and explain its use.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to perform and record vital sign measurements.
  5. Demonstrate a functional understanding of general medical terminology and specific laboratory terminology.
  6. Describe total quality management as it relates to the medical laboratory environment.
  7. Define the Clinical Laboratory Assistant role in the healthcare delivery system as it relates to the point of care or clinical laboratory environment.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety practices.

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