||This course is an introduction to the clinical area of blood banking. The course covers compatibility theory, principles of antigens on red blood cells and antibodies in serum of blood. The course also includes blood typing and other basic immunohematological procedures.
- Demonstrate standard safety practices when handling, collecting, and/or analyzing specimens.
- Characterize the five immunoglobulin classes and implications the immunoglobulin classes may have in immunohematology.
- Draw and label an antibody structure.
- Summarize cause and effect of antigen immunogenicity.
- Differentiate the major blood groups clinical significance in immunohematology.
- Justify the requirements for blood donors and reasons for rejection of blood donors.
- Investigate the cause and effect of Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.
- Compare transfusion reactions as to cause, signs/symptoms, prognosis, and resolutions.
- Perform basic immunohematology tests: ABO, Rh, Antibody Screen, Antibody Identification, Compatibility Testing, Direct Antiglobulin Test and Antigen Typing.
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