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Phlebotomy Course

Phlebotomy Course

Course Requirements:

The course comprises of:

✨A background to phlebotomy

✨Health and safety in phlebotomy

✨Infection control

✨Informed consent

✨Anatomy and physiology of the arm

✨Site selection – good and bad veins

✨Complications that can arise when taking blood

✨Needle stick Injuries; what they are and what to do

✨How and where to correctly apply a tourniquet

✨What is expected of a phlebotomist

✨The importance of correct patient identification and informed consent

✨A summary of the most common blood tests undertaken

✨A guide to common types of equipment used in venepuncture and how to use them

✨The technique of venepuncture

✨The process of taking blood

✨The correct use of safer sharps

What you will do on the day:

✨A period of role-play using pads attached to the antecubital fossa area

✨A period of one to one supervised practice using an artificial arm to improve technique

✨A 20-minute clinical assessment of each candidate

All participants are given a multiple choice quiz to complete – and have to achieve a minimum standard to continue; as much support will be given as possible to ensure that you achieve this minimum standard.

Upon completion of the course the participants are be required to undertake a programme of home study.

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