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I.       1. Infection Control

               A) Pathogens versus non pathogens

               B) Sterile versus sanitized

               C) Skin care and maintenance

               D) Equipment disposal

       2. Universal Precautions

               A) Barrier protection of skin, eyes and respiratory tract

               B) Safe needle and equipment handling including sharps container

       3. Safety

               A) Use of goggles

               B) Glove types and use

               C) Mask types and use

               D) Preventing needle sticks

               E) What to do if stuck with a needle

                      1. Supervisor notification

                      2. Sharps containment

                      3. Skin care

                      4. Medical attention

                      5. Patient care

                             6. California law regarding draws and convalescent serum

                      7. Follow-up care.  


II.     1. Anatomy and Physiology


               A) Circulatory structure

                      1. Heart to periphery

                      2. Veins

                      3. Arteries

                      4. Capillaries

                      5. Medical terminology with strict use of terms in class.


III.    1. Draw Site-Human

               A) Site selection

               B) Sanitization of site

               C) Proper antiseptics and exposure times


IV.   1. Equipment.

               A) Work site preparation

               B) Tube types including additives

               C) Draw order with respect to additives

               D) "Special Precautions"

               E) Expiration dates

               F) Tube storage


V.    1. Patient

               A) Patient identification

               B) Tube identification

               C) Destruction of unlabeled samples

               D) Interpersonal skills regarding language, comportment and attitude


VI.    1.Post Puncture Care

               A) Pressure types and duration

               B) Site elevation

               C) Time elements

               D) Special considerations including vasovagal events


VII.   1. Post Draw Procedures

               A) Specimen care

               B) Specimen transport

               C) Area clean-up including disposal of cotton, gloves, paper,

                   products,  needles,  etc.

                    D) Selection of sanitization agents and their use/precautions


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