Sep 19, 2020  
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MEDA 1002 - Laboratory Techniques II

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab 2
Course Description: This course is a continuation of physician’s office laboratory procedures, including phlebotomy, hematology procedures, blood chemistries, and specialty laboratory tests. Students will prepare patients and assist the physician with office/ambulatory surgery followed by sanitizing, disinfecting and sterilizing surgical/office instruments and equipment.  Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program is required.  This course requires students to be concurrently enrolled in MEDA 1012 .
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): MEDA 1001  and MEDA 1011  with grades of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Phlebotomy
  2. Hematology procedures
  3. Blood chemistries
  4. Specialty laboratory tests
  5. Office/ambulatory surgery
  6. Office instruments/equipment

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify body systems.
  2. list major organs in each body system.
  3. identify the anatomical location of major organs in each body system.
  4. compare structure and function of the human body across the lifespan.
  5. describe the normal function of each body system.
  6. identify CLIA waived tests associated with common diseases.
  7. perform: venipuncture; capillary puncture.
  8. perform patient screening using established protocols.
  9. instruct and prepare a patient for a procedure or a treatment.
  10. perform a quality control measure.
  11. obtain specimens and perform: CLIA-waived hematology test; CLIA-waived chemistry test; CLIA-waived immunology test.
  12. incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient assessment.
  13. incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient care.
  14. show awareness of a patient’s concerns related to the procedure being performed.
  15. analyze healthcare results as reported in graphs and tables.
  16. differentiate between normal and abnormal test results.
  17. maintain lab test results using flow sheets.
  18. reassure patient of the accuracy of the test results.
  19. define the following as practiced within an ambulatory care setting: surgical asepsis.
  20. select appropriate barrier/personal protective equipment (PPE).
  21. perform handwashing.
  22. prepare a sterile field.
  23. perform within a sterile field.
  24. perform dressing change.
  25. demonstrate proper disposal of biohazardous material: sharps; regulated wastes.
  26. explain to a patient the rationale for performance of a procedure.
  27. report relevant information concisely and accurately.
  28. document patient care accurately in the medical record.
  29. demonstrate proper use of: sharps disposal containers.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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