Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MA 129 - Clinical Rotation Phlebotomy


Credit Hours: 2

This off-campus course requires participation in forty-five (45) hours of college sponsored off-site clinical rotations in phlebotomy. Students will obtain practical experience in the collection of clinical samples from actual patients under the supervision of a host-site preceptor using techniques and skills learned in the concurrently required on-campus laboratory course using the most current industry-standard venipuncture collection equipment at an assigned SUNY Erie affiliated clinical site with an emphasis on actual performance of procedures using techniques and skills learned during the on-campus component of this course.

Students must exhibit professional and ethical behavior in their interaction with patients and other allied healthcare professionals while being supervised and instructed by clinical preceptors at each site. Students also complete training in HIPAA and OSHA compliance, Laboratory Safety, Blood Borne Pathogens and Infection Control as part of their coursework prior to off-campus participation. Nationally recognized certification exams will be administered upon successful completion of MA 127 and MA 129 where students will demonstrate competency in skills attainment.

According to SUNY policy #3200 (Admissions of Persons with Prior Felony Convictions), SUNY Erie must inquire if a student has a prior felony conviction before the student can participate in any college sponsored off-site activity. Screening may be completed using the QR code to the left or at http://tinyurl.com/ErieBoxedOut. Failure to complete this screening will affect participation in this class and may affect the final grade in this course.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the function of phlebotomy in the healthcare setting
  • Demonstrate competency in Laboratory Safety, Infection Control, Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA Regulations & HIPAA Compliance
  • Demonstrate venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques on adults, children, and infants
  • State and adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to include universal precautions and infection control and other guidelines that may be provided both on campus as well as at the extern site
  • State and adhere to all PHI rules and HIPAA regulations as specified by the extern site
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures to correctly identify the patient and the labeling protocols of all patient specimens.
  • Select appropriate evacuated tubes for routine blood collection
  • List criteria for minimizing collection complications and specimen rejection by the laboratory
  • Select appropriate veins and demonstrate proper collection techniques by venipuncture on adults
  • Recognize the need for specialized collection techniques, the complications and special considerations associated with blood collection and micro-collection
  • Relate the importance of collection criteria, specimen storage and transport for routine and special tests
  • Select appropriate collection systems for dermal punctures for adults, children and newborns as needed
  • Demonstrate proper micro-collection techniques in the adult
  • Perform common CLIA waived tests
  • List the importance of quality control tools as they relate to specimen collection
  • Identify the components of a quality assurance program
  • Demonstrate empathy, competency and care when interacting with patients
  • Enter data into a computer following protocols as needed
  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply the skills required to project an image of professionalism to include appearance, conduct, punctuality, competency and continuing education as feasible


Prerequisites: Completion of all developmental English and math
Corequisites: MA 115; MA 127
Concurrent Registration: MA 127
F/S (N)

Students are also required to complete a Health Science Division Student Health Report Form prior to the first day of class; this is in addition to the medical form needed to be admitted to the college and is required by the host facility before rotation schedules can be requested and considered.

Students complete training in HIPAA and OSHA compliance, Laboratory Safety, Blood Borne Pathogens and Infection Control as part of their coursework prior to off-campus participation.

Nationally recognized certification exams will be administered upon successful completion of MA 127 and MA 129 where students will demonstrate competency in skills attainment