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HPM 170 Clinical Laboratory Assistant Basics II
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Spring 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: An introduction to the basics of six areas of the clinical laboratory: Immunology, Clinical Chemistry, and Donor Room (collection, screening, and component processing) are discussed as well as a focus on specific Hematology, Urinalysis, and Microbiology testing at the clinical assistant level.

Prerequisites: HPM169

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Chemistry Learning Outcomes:
1.0 (Application Level) Use common clinical chemistry terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory environment.
2.0 (Application Level) Prepare, store and dispose of specimens for chemistry analysis according to standard operating procedures.
3.0 (Evaluation Level) Decide suitability of specimens for chemistry procedures according to:
• the test requested
• appropriate patient preparation/method of collection
• time of collection/processing
• storage
• hemolysis/lipemia and interfering substances.
4.0 (Application Level) Prepare reagents, standards, and controls for chemistry tests.
5.0 (Analysis Level) Analyze appropriate tests at the clinical assistant level.
6.0 (Evaluation Level) Interpret technical testing errors for each test performed.
7.0 (Application Level) Report results of procedures using pre-determined criteria.
8.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate established quality control procedures specific to chemistry tests, including maintenance and instrument calibration.
9.0 (Application Level) Establish inventory control and supplies for chemistry tests.

Donor Room Collection/Screening and Component Processing Learning Outcomes:
1.0 (Application Level) Use common donor room, collection processing and component preparation terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory environment.
2.0 (Application Level) List standard operating procedures, perform donor screening.
2.1 (Application Level) Chart donor medical/social history.
2.2 (Application Level) Chart measurement of donor temperature.
2.3 (Application Level) Chart donor hemoglobin measurement.
2.4 (Application Level) Chart blood pressure measurement.
2.5 (Application Level) Chart donor pulse rate.
3.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate unit collection procedures as defined by established regulations.
3.1 (Comprehension Level) Describe the procedure for donor identification.
3.2 (Comprehension Level) Describe proper skin preparation procedure and describe its importance.
3.3 (Application Level) Demonstrate donor collection, donor assessment during and after collection, and troubleshooting actions for inadequate blood flow and donor reaction.
3.4 (Application Level) Demonstrate strip unit tubing, mix and package for transport.
4.0 (Comprehension Level) Describe procedures for the component preparation system.
4.1 (Comprehension Level) Describe preparation of components according to established regulations.
4.2 (Comprehension Level) Describe the procedure for packing and shipping of collected blood bags and testing tubes.
4.3 (Knowledge Level) Describe the distribution of collected blood components.
4.4 (Knowledge Level) Describe the preparation of packed red blood cells, plasma, platelets and cryoprecipitates.
4.5 (Comprehension Level) Describe storage requirements for blood and blood components.
5.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate established quality control procedures specific to donor room
collection/component screening, including maintenance and instrument calibration.
5.1 (Application Level) Demonstrate current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
5.2 (Evaluation Level) Decide suitability of specimens according to pre-determined criteria.
6.0 (Application Level) Apply pre-determined criteria for unit suitability and lot release.
7.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate inventory control and maintain supplies for donor screening, collection processing, and component preparation.

Hematology Learning Outcomes:
1.0 (Application Level) Use common hematology terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or
clinical laboratory environment.
2.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate how to prepare, store, and dispose of specimens for hematology analysis according to standard operating procedures.
3.0 (Evaluation Level) Decide suitability of specimens for hematology procedures related to:
• the test requested
• appropriate patient preparation/method of collection
• time of collection/processing
• storage
• interfering substances.
4.0 (Application Level) Prepare reagents, standards, and controls for hematology tests.
5.0 (Application Level) Prepare and stain slides for further analysis.
6.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate hematology procedures at the clinical assistant level.
7.0 (Analysis Level) Recognize technical testing errors for each test performed.
8.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate established quality control procedures specific to hematology tests, including maintenance and instrument calibration.
9.0 (Comprehension Level) Describe inventory control and maintain supplies for hematology tests.

Immunology Learning Outcomes:
1.0 (Application Level) Use common immunology terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory environment.
2.0 (Application Level) Prepare, store, and dispose of specimens for immunology testing according to standard operating procedures.
3.0 (Evaluation Level) Decide suitability of specimens for immunology procedures related to:
• the test requested
• appropriate patient preparation/method of collection
• time of collection/processing
• storage
• interfering substances.
4.0 (Application Level) Prepare reagents, standards and controls for immunology tests.
5.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate immunology tests at the clinical assistant level.
6.0 (Analysis Level) Recognize technical testing errors for each test performed.
7.0 (Application Level) Report results of tests using pre-determined criteria.
8.0 (Comprehension Level) Describe established quality control procedures specific to immunology
tests, including maintenance and instrument calibration.
9.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate inventory control and maintain supplies for immunology tests.

Microbiology Learning Outcomes:
1.0 (Application Level) Use common microbiology terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or
clinical laboratory environment.
2.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate special safety procedures and aseptic technique required for processing microbiology specimens.
3.0 (Application Level) Prepare, store, dispose of and properly transport specimens for microbiology testing according to standard operating procedure.
4.0 (Evaluation Level) Decide suitability of specimens for microbiology procedures related to:
• the test requested
• appropriate patient preparation/method of collection
• time of collection/processing
• storage
• interfering substances.
5.0 (Application Level) Prepare reagents, standards, and controls for microbiology procedures.
6.0 (Application Level) Prepare and stain slides for further analysis.
7.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate microbiology testing at the clinical assistant level.
8.0 (Analysis Level) Recognize technical errors for each test performed.
9.0 (Application Level) Report results of procedures using pre-determined criteria.
10.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate pre-determined quality control procedures specific to microbiology testing, including maintenance and instrument calibration.
11.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate inventory control and maintain supplies for microbiology procedures.

Urinalysis Learning Outcomes:
1.0 (Application Level) Use common urinalysis terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory environment.
2.0 (Application Level) Prepare, store, dispose of and properly transport specimens for urinalysis testing according to standard operating procedure.
3.0 (Application Level) Instruct patients in the proper collection and preservation for various urine samples, including:
• mid-stream
• random
• clean catch
• timed collections
• collections for drug screening
• urine pregnancy tests.
4.0 (Evaluation Level) Decide suitability of specimens for urinalysis procedures related to:
• the test requested
• appropriate patient preparation/method of collection
• time of collection/processing
• storage
• interfering substances.
5.0 (Application Level) Prepare reagents, standards and controls for urinalysis testing.
6.0 (Application Level) Prepare slides for microscopic examination.
7.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate urinalysis tests at the clinical assistant level.
8.0 (Analysis Level) Recognize technical errors for each test performed.
9.0 (Application Level) Report results of tests using pre-determined criteria.
10.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate pre-determined quality control procedures for urinalysis tests, including maintenance and instrument calibration.
11.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate inventory control and maintain supplies for urinalysis testing.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
The standards are based on the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Clinical Assistant Competencies core module pgs. I-9 to I-16. See attachment below for Standards.