Introduction of intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections as well as phlebotomy and microbiology. Also includes calculation of dosages. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Quarter 1 courses through MAP 168, including general education courses and compliance with the MAP immunization policy and health insurance policy. Co-requisites: MAP 222 and 232.
- Define and spell the key terms.
- Obtain a blood specimen from a patient by venipuncture, selecting the correct tube according to the order, identifying the patient, locating and preparing the site, and caring for the site after the draw.
- Match the common anticoagulants to tube color, order of the draw, and tests ordered.
- List precautions to be observed when drawing blood.
- Obtain blood from a patient by skin puncture.
- Use the butterfly collection system, the needle/syringe collection system, and the evacuated tube system.
- Prepare an injection.
- Administer intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.
- Administer an intramuscular injection using the Z-track method.
- Calculate drug dosages using the ratio-proportion formula.
- Observe patient safety and comfort.
- Follow Universal/Standard Precautions.