St. Catherine University’s phlebotomy department provides students with the best possible professional preparation for a satisfying, rewarding and successful career in phlebotomy. Students will acquire technical skills, communication skills and learn medical and legal ethics as applied to the field.
St. Catherine University specializes in educating healthcare professionals and has been leading the way since 1905. The University has an outstanding reputation in the healthcare community as the metro area's leading healthcare educator.
PHL 1020 Phlebotomy Clinical Experience — 2 credits
This course provides students the opportunity to practice the skills they learned in PHL 1050. The clinical experience will take place in either a clinic or hospital setting during the last six weeks of class. It is designed to provide concentrated practice and phlebotomy skill development. Students will work under the guidance and supervision of the clinical staff at their facility. The actual time of class will vary according to their assigned site but may include early morning (e.g. 5:00 a.m.) hours.
Co-requisites: PHL 1050.
PHL 1050 Phlebotomy — 5 credits
This on-campus course provides students with information on current techniques, skills and equipment necessary to perform safe and effective blood collection procedures. There are both lecture and laboratory components to the class. The main focus of the course is on learning how to perform blood specimen collection, sample preparation and laboratory safety. Students will learn the skill of phlebotomy on a simulator arm and then, in a very controlled setting, practice with student laboratory partners using both venipuncture and capillary sampling methods. Other topics that are discussed in class are organization of the medical laboratory, basic anatomy and physiology, specimen integrity, communication skills and medicolegal ethics. Evaluation is by written examination and competency-skill testing.
Co-requisites: PHL 1020.