VALP Laboratory Procedures Courses
This module starts with sterilization, antiseptic, and disinfection techniques. Student will learn how to utilize correct sterilization and antiseptic techniques, distinguish between sterilization and antiseptics. Students will list the characteristics of the ideal antiseptic, describe sterilizing agents and rank their effectiveness, and learn the relationship of time/temperature in destroying microorganisms. The student will study the disinfection process and utilize correct disinfection techniques for surgical suites and instruments. Student will learn proper glove and gowning techniques and disposal of same. The student will study the laboratory techniques for collection and examination of feces, blood and urine. They will discuss the reasons why fecal samples are important to the diagnosis, the techniques for collecting and preserving the fecal sample, describe the direct smear examination, the floatation examination, and the gross examination. They will discuss the importance of the blood samples in the diagnosis of certain diseases including collecting blood from animals, the methods for preserving blood samples, describe blood smears, hemoglobin test, bold cell counts. They will discuss the importance of urinalysis in confirming diagnosis, collection of urine, steps in the physical examination of urine and the chemical examination of urine.
Students will learn how to process and safety precautions used in making radiographs to include appropriate machine settings for making a radiograph, describe the accessories, describe the position used to perform radiographs from different views, and describe safety precautions and discuss their importance.
The student will also be provided the opportunity to study the preparatory techniques, procedures, and uses of post-mortem examination.