Winter 2020 Syllabi



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HOC145Phlebotomy Tech


INSTRUCTOR: Carrie Sharp

PHONE: 517-416-0022 Email:


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Pre-requisites: HOC 150 Electronic Health Records, MOA 112 Law and Ethics


Course Description: This course will prepare students for performing phlebotomy procedures in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the phlebotomist which will include infection control procedures, legal and ethics issues, working with special populations and situations, and proper specimen collection and handling procedures. The focus will be on performing venipuncture and capillary procedures properly to obtain specimens for various laboratory testing.


Required Textbooks and Learning Tools:

Kathryn A. Booth, RN_BSN, RMA, Lillian Mundt. edD.MLS . Phlebotomy, A Competency-Based Approach – 5th edition. Connect

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate proficiency in the following:

Understand and demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of a phlebotomist.

Demonstrate Compliance of HIPAA and other legal and ethical issues

Understand the need for and perform infection control procedures

Demonstrate understanding of order of draw and proper specimen collection & handling procedures

Demonstrate understanding of various laboratory tests

Understand and demonstrate professionalism and customer service in the health care setting

Skill Based Competencies:

Students must perform a minimum of 15 successful Venipunctures with an Evacuated Tube System and/or manually via Syringe Method

Students must perform a minimum of 15 successful Venipunctures with a Butterfly Needle

Students must perform a minimum of 10 successful capillary punctures with microtube blood collection


**To be eligible for Phlebotomy Technician Certification students must perform

30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks.**


**It is recommended that all students begin their Hep B vaccination series if not already completed**



Course Requirements/Evaluation:


1.Students must attend each class session. You will fall behind quickly if you miss this class. This class includes a large “lab” component requiring use of tools and practice skills. It is your responsibility to schedule a make up lab for missed work.


2.Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and utilize lab time efficiently for practicing skills or completing assigned work.


3. Students are expected to adhere to the department dress code (copy attached).


4.Students are required to read the textbook and answer questions in the workbook. It is to your advantage to use the workbook as a study guide to reinforce reading from the text.


5.All assignments are expected to be turned in on time. Late assignments will not be accepted.


6.There will be tests/quizzes throughout the term along with a final exam. No make-up quizzes are allowed.


7.Skill based competencies will be evaluated through performance skill checklists. To be considered a “successful” attempt, an 85% or higher must be achieved. Students must perform a minimum of 10 successful Venipunctures, 10 successful Butterfly and/or Syringe draws, and 5 successful capillary punctures in order to pass the class. Students may need to bring in family members or friends to perform procedures on to ensure they are meeting the required amount of draws. All “guests” will be required to sign a waiver of liability.



Grading: Your grade will be calculated based on the following percentages:


10% - Skill Based Competencies (See course objectives for requirements)

40% - Tests/quizzes

30% - Final Exam

20% - Other (Homework, Professionalism, Participation)


** You must achieve a minimum of 80% overall on the lecture portion and 85% on each of the competencies (with a max of two attempts) in order to pass the class! If you do not achieve the required percentage on the theory (lecture) portion of the class, you must repeat the class, regardless of your total overall average for the course.


Grading Scale:


4.0 100-94%

3.5 93-89%

3.0 88-85%


2.0 79-73%

1.5 74-70%

1.0 69-65%

0.5 64-60%

0.0 below 60%

Course Schedule: Assignments - CONNECT HOMEWORK

Additional assignments may be given that are not listed here. Homework in Connect will be checked for completion at the beginning of class and if completed, you will receive full credit. The Connect assignments that must be completed each week will be listed below. You must complete:

Case Studies, Interactive Activities and Video Cases (Some Chapters may not have Video Cases).

These will be due on the dates that are stated in the syllabus.


The exam readiness Exercises and Chapter Review are optional. However, they will be very helpful to prepare for the tests.


All tests will be done online before the next class.

Online tests will be open after the week we discuss it.










Introduction and Syllabus Review

Explanation of CONNECT and all homework/tests.


Ch. 1 – Phlebotomy and Healthcare


Ch. 2. – Safety and Preparedness


Ch. 3 – Infection Control


Begin Reading on Chapter 9 because we will begin practicing the blood draw technique



Chapter 9 – Venipuncture


Complete an OSHA Incident report for a need stick injury


Practice handwashing


Begin practicing on fake arm


Begin Venipuncture

Blood Bourne Pathogens Assignment – Will discuss in class with handout on website and information




Do Chapter 1, 2 & 3 By Next Week. Homework on Connect. (Case Studies, Interactive Activities, Video Cases


Chapter 9 Homework


Take tests 1, 2, 3 & 9.









Chapter 6 – The Cardiovascular System


Discussion on the heart


Blood Components Worksheet

(handout will be provided)



Continue Practicing Venipuncture with evacuated tube



Chapter 7 – Patient Specimen Requirements


Chapter 8 – Blood Collection Equipment


Additives Worksheet

(handout will be provided)


Discuss Procedure Page for Evacuated tube





Do Chapter 6 Homework in Connect

(Case Studies, Interactive Activities, Video Cases

Chapter 7 & 8 Homework in Connect

Procedure page for Evacuated tube


Take tests 6, 7, & 8










Chapter 5 – Body Systems


Discuss Tubes in Detail and Tests that go along with the tubes and the requisition form.


Continue on Venipuncture



Chapter 10 – Dermal (Capillary Puncture)


Begin capillaries


Continue Venipunctures



Chapter 5 Homework in Connect

Chapter 10 Homework in Connect

Butterfly Procedure page


Take tests for chapter 5 & 10









Chapter 11 – Blood Specimen Handling



Discuss Procedure Page





Chapter 13 – Special Phlebotomy Procedures


Discuss Blood Cultures


Perform Blood Smears




Chapter 11 Homework on Connect


Capillary Procedure page

Take Chapter 11 & 13 test








Chapter 14 – Collection of Non-Blood Specimens



Continue Venipuncture and Capillary


Chapter 15 - Waived Testing

Perform ESR Test



Continue Venipuncture and Capillary











Chapter 14 Homework on Connect



Chapter 15 Homework on Connect

Take Tests 14 &15






Chapter 12 – Quality Essentials

Chapter 16 – Practicing Professional Behavior


All Procedure Pages Due


Continue working on Homework


Continue Venipunctures





Chapter 11 Homework on Connect



Take test for chapter 12 & 16






Continue Venipuncture


Discuss NHA exam review


Continue Venipuncture


NHA review


Final Exam




Your career in the medical field is one of importance and prestige. People will seek you out for help with their problems and also look to you as a representative of the health care field. You are becoming part of a team, and along with this responsibility, there are rules you will be expected to follow in your courses in preparation for your career in health care.


1.You must wear scrubs for your program. Black scrubs are the color for HOC145, but if you are in another program, you may wear those colored scrubs. These will be available in the book store. You can wear any colored shirt underneath, but hoodies are not allowed. Please purchase these ASAP. Tennis shoes must be worn. No open toe shoes are allowed. Shoes must be clean and free from mud and dirt, white shoes are preferred. Socks must also be worn.


2. Good personal hygiene is imperative.


3.Hair should be neat and clean. If you have long hair, it should be fixed so that it does not fall forward around your face and it should be up and off the collar.


4. NAILS MUST BE CLEAN NEATLY TRIMMED! You will be applying gloves frequently and long nails will tear the gloves. You will not be allowed to keep long nails working in a medical setting due to harboring of microorganisms under the nails. Nail polish must be light or neutral shades!


5.Jewelry should be discreet: no dangling earrings, chains around the neck, or multiple rings on hands. A wedding/engagement ring is acceptable. Jewelry has to be removed when washing hands and there is a risk of losing it – so please just don’t wear it!


6.Use good discretion and moderation with make-up: perfumes are not allowed – no smoke smell either.


7.Gum chewing is prohibited in medical classes.



8.A “Dress Code Check-Off” will be conducted twice in the term - please see attached.















Phlebotomy Tech





Any behavior that is distracting, disrespectful, or inconsiderate to others will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from the course or expulsion from the College.

Food is not allowed in the classroom. You are allowed to bring water or any closed drink container to classrooms, but drinks are NOT permitted in laboratories.



Assignments are due at the beginning of class.

Late assignments will NOT be accepted. If you know you will be absent, please hand in homework early.



Make Up Quizzes are not allowed.

Students arriving late on exam/quiz days may begin the exam when they arrive, but must turn it in along with the remainder of the class. If, for example, the quiz is scheduled from 10:00-10:30, ALL quizzes will be collected at 10:30, even if you did not arrive until 10:15.



Cell phones must be turned OFF during class.

Students whose phone rings or vibrates during a quiz or exam will have 2% subtracted from their grade on the quiz/exam.

Students making or accepting calls or text messages during class will be asked to leave.

Exceptions to the phone policy will be considered by the instructor on an individual basis.



Students caught plagiarizing or cheating on an assignment, quiz, or exam will receive a zero for the assignment, quiz, or exam. Cheating a second time or on the final exam will result in failure of the class and could result in expulsion from the College.



A large portion of your grade is based on your participation in the course. This includes adhering to the dress code, actively participating in the class, handing assignments in on time, and acting in a professional manner. If any of these course requirements are not met, participation points will be deducted at the discretion of the instructor.



The student is responsible for information and assignments given in class even if they were not present.

The instructor will reconsider any question that was marked incorrect if the student can demonstrate that the answer is correct, based either on what was presented in class or in the textbook. Appeals of this nature must be made no later than the class period after the item has been returned to the student.







Phlebotomy Tech Participation & Professionalism


Behavioral Warning







Demonstrates Professional Conduct

Non Compliant

Comments Regarding Infraction

On time to class/

Stayed entire class




Verbal & non verbal language






























Caring personality





Willingness to help others













Participation is worth 10pts per week (5pts per class if two days a week, 10pts per class if one day a week).


Students will receive the full ten points unless any of the above are not met. This form will only be used if deductions are made.


JC General Policies


Grades: A 2.0 or "C" is a passing grade. Only courses with passing grades count toward graduation. Other colleges transfer in only courses with passing grades. Many financial aid sources, including most employers, require passing grades. Additionally, earning less than a 2.0 in a class results in not being able to participate in the next level of courses in a discipline, which requires this course as a pre-requisite. If you attempt to register for the next course sequence and have not passed the pre-requisite course, you will be dropped from that class.


Academic Honesty Policy


Academic honesty is expected of all students. It is the ethical behavior that includes producing their own work and not representing others' work as their own, either by plagiarism, by cheating, or by helping others to do so.


Plagiarism is the failure to give credit for the use of material from outside sources.

Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

         Using data, quotations, or paraphrases from other sources without adequate


         Submitting others’ work as your own

         Exhibiting other behaviors generally considered unethical


Cheating means obtaining answers/material from an outside source without authorization.

Cheating includes, but not limited to:

         Plagiarizing in all forms

         Using notes/books without authorization

         Copying

         Submitting others’ work as your own or submitting your work for others

         Altering graded work

         Falsifying data

         Exhibiting other behaviors generally considered unethical




While JC encourages students to collaborate in study groups, work teams, and with lab partners, each student should take responsibility for accurately representing his/her own contribution.




Faculty members who suspect a student of academic dishonesty may penalize the student by taking appropriate action up to and including assigning a failing grade for the paper, project, report, exam, or the course itself. Instructors must document all instances of academic dishonesty beyond those of a very minor nature, in writing to the academic dean.

The Office of the Academic Deans will record and track students who have been reported as having cheated. If the same student cheats in other courses, the dean will enact sanctions appropriate to level of infraction. The sanction will be selected in consultation with the involved faculty. The Dean can administer consequences up to and including suspension.



Student Appeal Process – see student handbook at



Course Agreement


I, _______________________________, have received the syllabus for

____________________ (course name) __________________ (semester/year)

and have read and understand the course requirements.


I have also been told that no late work will be accepted and understand that it is

my responsibility to get any homework, papers, assignments, etc. turned in at

at the beginning of class or sooner. I also understand that if any work is handed in

after the beginning of class or later, that I will receive a “0” grade on that



I have been told and understand that I must meet all Skill Based Competency requirements and have an 80% or better cumulative grade of the lecture portion of the course to be given a passing grade of 2.0 in the course. If I do not meet these requirements I will be given a grade of 1.5 or my current grade in the course if my overall grade is lower than a 1.5.


_________________________________ ______________



Witness – Program Director/Instructor Date


**Student Copy**




Course Agreement


I, _______________________________, have received the syllabus for

____________________ (course name) __________________ (semester/year)

and have read and understand the course requirements.


I have also been told that no late work will be accepted and understand that it is

my responsibility to get any homework, papers, assignments, etc. turned in at

at the beginning of class or sooner. I also understand that if any work is handed in

after the beginning of class or later, that I will receive a “0” grade on that



I have been told and understand that I must meet all Skill Based Competency requirements and have an 80% or better cumulative grade of the lecture portion of the course to be given a passing grade of 2.0 in the course. If I do not meet these requirements I will be given a grade of 1.5 or my current grade in the course if my overall grade is lower than a 1.5.



_________________________________ ______________



Witness – Program Director/InstructorDate



**Sign and give to Program Director/Instructor


HOC145 – Phlebotomy Tech

Consent for Class Participation



The faculty and staff of the Allied Health Programs at Jackson College are concerned about your health and safety during the performance of clinical procedures when practicing a simulated or real skill in the classroom or on externship. Prior to the performance of any clinical procedure in HOC145 the student is given instruction by text, lecture, and/or video on the risk of exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious materials and environmental hazards. OSHA bloodborne pathogen standards and precautions and airborne exposure precautions are included in this instruction. It is also recommend that you obtain Hepatitis Vaccinations to further protect yourself in the event of an accidental needle injury.




The Allied Health Department believes that whenever possible, real practical classroom practice of skills creates the best learning and performance outcome. To this end it will be necessary to practice on fellow students as well as offer yourself as a simulated patient for blood collection procedures and role play situations. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them privately with your instructor.



Consent: I ________________________________ consent to participate in clinical skills practice in the classroom by playing the role of the phlebotomy technician and offering myself as a simulated patient. I have been informed about how to minimize risk of my exposure to potential hazards or that of my fellow students and I agree to follow OSHA standards and precautions and instruction from my clinical instructor. These precautions include wearing appropriate personal protective devices, handling and disposal of potentially infectious or hazardous materials, and maintaining professional decorum during laboratory sessions. I also understand that it is in my best interest to obtain Hepatitis Vaccinations (or at least begin the series) prior to performing venipuncture on fellow classmates and that if I choose not to obtain these Vaccinations I cannot hold Jackson College or faculty liable if an exposure occurs.




Student Name___________________________________ DOB________________________





Student SignatureDate




**Instructor - Please provide to Program Director



Phlebotomy Dress Code Check-off

Name________________________________ Date____________________



Clean & pressed, Program Designated Scrubs - MOS- Any scrubs No Hoodie – any jacket must be coordinating

Socks Wearing coordinating socks, Clean

Shoes Coordinating shoes – white or black – no bright colors – Clean Shoes & Laces

Hair Neutral color (blonde, brunette, red). Clean, Off collar; does not fall in face, using hair band, barrette. No large items in hair.

Male Facial Hair Beard neatly trimmed

Facial piercing Not allowed

Tattoos Should not be visible

Rings Only one ring on each hand

Earrings Only one set allowed on lower lobe

Necklaces Simple, subtle

Bracelets Not allowed

Nails Clean,  Trimmed to appropriate length, Polish clear or neutral color; no chipping

Make Up Used appropriately; sparingly; should be natural looking


Cologne Not allowed

Gum chewing Not allowed

Name Tag Visible

Watch Must have second hand (clinical classes only)

Dress code is Pass/Fail. This will be conducted twice per term at the instructor’s discretion. 

Pass_____    Fail_____   Instructor Signature_________________________________



HOC 145 - Phlebotomy