MED* 242
MED* 142

Students role-play and practice skills needed in a medical office. They learn the purpose of laboratory testing, types of tests, laboratory request forms, specimen collection, and storage procedures are covered.   Students learn blood collection methods and general hematology tests performed in a medical office.  Medical asepsis and sterilization procedures are stressed.  Students will learn to set up sterile fields for surgery and learn the different types of sutures most commonly used in a physician’s office.  Basic microbiology is discussed and the safe handling of microbiological specimens is stressed.