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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog
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MAP 225 - Med Lab Procedures I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Introduction to the medical laboratory. Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during practice of giving patient instructions, obtaining specimens, performing routine urinalysis, microbiologic testing and quality control procedures. Includes basic math and units of measure. Adhering to standard precautions, disposing of biohazardous materials, performing routine maintenance of clinical equipment and using methods of quality control are also covered. Includes basics of first aid, emergency preparedness, and the study of OSHA and CLIA regulations. 
Corequisite: MAP 347  
  1. Perform routine urinalysis
    1. Instruct patient on specimen collection
    2. Label patient specimen
    3. Document patient results
  2. Perform microbiologic testing
    1. Instruct patient on specimen collection
    2. Label patient specimen
    3. Document patient results
  3. Implement quality control procedures
    1. Follow CLIA guidelines and regulations for the clinical laboratory
    2. Provide examples of quality assurance practices in healthcare 
  4. Identify standard precautions used in the medical laboratory
    1. Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    2. Dispose of biohazardous materials following regulated medical waste guidelines
  5. Perform basics of first aid
    1. Respond to emergencies in the medical office
    2. Discuss the physical and emotional effects on persons involved in an emergency
  6. Define the principles of standard precautions 
    1. Select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for all body fluids, non-intact skin, and mucous membranes   
    2. List Center for Disease Control (CDC) regulations that impact healthcare practices
  7. Identify components of safety and protective practices in a healthcare environment 
    1. List fundamental principles for evacuation of a healthcare setting 
    2. Apply fire safety and prevention guidelines for the medical office 
    3. Comply with safety signs, safety symbols, and labels 
  8. Analyze basic units of measurement in the metric and household system     
    1. Convert among measurement systems.  
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic math computations. 

Competencies Revised Date: 2020

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