ERIC Number: ED248751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Unique Approach to Phlebotomy Instruction.
Brock, Ann; Kelly, Mary Lou
Unique characteristics of a continuing education course in phlebotomy offered through Tarrant County Junior College in Forth Worth, Texas, are described. The course was created to address the lack of theoretical knowledge in the hospital-trained phlebotomist. The first course was offered in July 1979 on a noncredit basis for 2 nights a week for 4 weeks. Though brief, the curriculum content covered related didactic subject matter with some emphasis on psychomotor skills. A wide range of learning activities was utilized since students enrolled in the course presented varied backgrounds--both medical and nonmedical. After a brief history of phlebotomy, maintaining professionalism in the job was addressed. Attention was also directed to: the composition of blood and its functions; anticoagulants and vacutainers; laboratory departments and tests performed in each; anatomy; micropuncture and preparation of blood smears; the use of Microtainers and Unopettes; and medical ethics. The course has been in constant demand and has proven beneficial to both students and hospital facilities. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blood; Phlebotomy; Tarrant County Junior College TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Medical Technology (Kansas City, June 1984).