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MEDA 080 Basic Phlebotomy

4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 4.5 units
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Description: This course provides basic training in capillary puncture through didactic and clinical instruction as required by the State of California, Department of Health Services-Laboratory Field Services. The lecture portion of this course includes Anatomy and Physiology of the body systems with emphasis on the Circulatory System, Medical Terminology and Infection Control. The clinical component of this course provides students with hands-on training in capillary puncture. Students apply knowledge of theory to the clinical setting. This course is intended for students in the Phlebotomy Training Program. Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy Training Program students are awarded a Certificate of Performance in Phlebotomy and may apply for State of California certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT 1) and sit for the American Medical Technologists exam for Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT).

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