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Allied Health

ALTH 1160 – Electronic Health Records

2 credits

This course is designed to be an interactive, competency-based approach to learning electronic health records. The student will develop skills used in electronic health records through the introduction of theory as well as the application of medical electronic health records through the use of Medcin Software. It includes using the computer to: 1) navigate the medical health record, 2) record various patient health information such as history and findings, 3) Order diagnostic tests and writing prescriptions, 4) use EHR software to understand E&M code, 5) use ICD-10-CM codes to justify billing and orders based on diagnosis, 6) graph lab results, 7) use EHR to improve patient care.

ALTH 1199 – Seminar

1–6 credits

This course will be a discussion of particular problems related to the student’s chosen program and areas of interest.

ALTH 2201 – Phlebotomy Technology

3 credits | Prerequisite: Acceptance into Phlebotomy Program | Corequisite: ALTH 2225

This course is designed to further enhance the student's knowledge of the clinical methods and the practice of phlebotomy. Course includes lecture, discussion, simulations, and practice in laboratory settings with emphasis on capillary blood specimens, venipuncture, pediatric, geriatric, arterial, intravenous and special collection procedures, specimen documentation, specimen handling, transportation, safety in laboratory setting, anatomy and terminology associated with phlebotomy, and ethical and legal issues.

ALTH 2225 – Phlebotomy Practicum

1 credit | Prerequisite: Acceptance into Phlebotomy program | Corequisite: ALTH 2201

The Phlebotomist Practicum Program is a period of directed practice, which consists of practical phlebotomy in a CLIA regulated, accredited laboratory facility. The students need to attain a minimum performance of 100 successful venipunctures, 25 successful skin punctures and orientation in a full service laboratory.