AN INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC BLOOD SPECIMEN COLLECTION AND HANDLING
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course teaches the health care professional in clinical and non-clinical settings the basic principles of blood specimen collection and handling, importance of chain of custody, proper specimen labeling, storage safety and disposal, post mortem specimen analysis, and appropriate medical terms associated with forensic blood specimen collection.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Define terms associated with collection of forensic specimens
- Understand the purpose of forensic blood specimen collection
- Understand the considerations affecting specimen collection
- Identify and implement chain of custody procedures
- Perform proper procedures for forensic blood specimen collection
- Identify and illustrate knowledge of proper labeling, handling and storage of specimens
- Understand proper blood sample collection procedures for DNA analysis
CE CONTACT HOURS: 3
COURSE FEE: $24 (Group rates are available upon request. Contact .)
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Allied health professionals (certified phlebotomy technicians, clinical laboratory scientists, (CLS), medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, EMT personnel), military medics, law enforcement, attorneys, corporate individuals, students human resources and other licensed professionals involved in blood specimen collection.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: This downloadable course is in PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: This is a self-paced course.
DURATION: All course requirements must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
METHOD OF COURSE GRADING: Pass/fail grading system. Course examination is multiple choice and true/false statements. When a score of less than 70% is received, the examination may be taken one time without charge. Contact: for further information regarding additional retakes of the examination.
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: After successful completion of the course examination, a course evaluation must be submitted to .
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, student will receive a certificate of completion.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: All readings are incorporated in the course.
SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS: There are none.
AUTHORíS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Janet Barber Duval, MSN, RN, Colonel, USAF NC, (Ret)
Course Procedure from start to completion.
All courses and materials are based on United States laws and regulations unless otherwise noted. Laws vary from state to state.