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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2017-2018 Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PLB 106 - Phlebotomy Clinical Externship

Prerequisite: MAP 110 , MAP 102 , and PLB 105 .
(3 Credits)
This course allows students to work in a CLIA-approved laboratory setting and function under the direct supervision of a phlebotomist. If students do not complete the phlebotomy course (PLB 105 ) in the semester immediately preceding their enrollment in the phlebotomy externship course (PLB 106), they must complete the Phlebotomy Pre-Externship Review course (PLB 107 ) prior to enrolling in PLB 106. The externship is one hundred twenty (120) uncompensated hours in length during a five-week period. Students are required to perform a minimum of 125 successful venipunctures and, if allowed by the lab, several dermal punctures. Phlebotomy competencies will be evaluated by a phlebotomy preceptor(s) and under the direction of a member of the Division of Health Sciences. Before permission to register for the course will be granted, the student is required to attend an informational session and to submit required documentation (immunizations, criminal background check, etc.) to the Division of Health Sciences. In addition, a mandatory orientation meeting is scheduled prior to semester start. Student placements at externship sites are determined by the Division of Health Sciences and can only be modified at the discretion of the Division. Externship sites are located throughout the tri-state area (MD, WV, and PA) - they are not limited to Washington County alone. Travel may be required to approved externship sites. Externship hours are scheduled during the day, typically early morning hours, Monday thru Friday. A uniform or medical scrubs may be required. Course fee required. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all required MAP and PLB courses prior to registering for this course. Total of 120 hours of clinical.

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