Our Venepuncture and Phlebotomy training equips delegates with the skills and knowledge needed to take blood safely and appropriately.
Applicable to Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Phlebotomists in primary care, the community, hospitals or nursing homes, this course is interactive and involves a practical session on performing blood tests. Our venepuncture training will give delegates the theoretical and practical awareness to undertake a competence assessment framework in the workplace that will deem them competent to take blood safely and appropriately. Each delegate will leave with a competence-based framework to allow them to do this.
Identify and describe equipment used for routine venepuncture
Be able to assess and select suitable sites used for venepuncture as well as locations to avoid
Describe and utilize the required steps to perform routine venepuncture
Describe actions that ensure safety during performance of a venepuncture
Identify suitable vein selection and identify factors influencing this
Understand relevant professional and legal issues
Be able to identify potential complications
Understand anatomy and physiology and correct vein selection
Be familiar with equipment and exercise choice in using most appropriate equipment
Practice safely in terms of infection control and waste management
Become skilled and competent at phlebotomy
To recognise any complications arising and be able to take the appropriate action
Background and importance of training and competence
Supervision and practice
Scope and responsibilities
Professional and legal issues
Consent and capacity
What is phlebotomy?
Tools of the trade-equipment
Needles and patient safety
Blood collection systems and devices
Syringes and when to use them
Blood collection tubes
Anatomy and physiology
Vein Selection: – Identification of Veins – Arm Veins – Hand Veins
Unacceptable sites for venous collection
Order of Fill
Specimen collection procedures
Specimen handling post-phlebotomy
Personal protective equipment
Needle stick injuries
Dealing with anxiety/fainting etc.
Potential Complications (including infection control)
Practical Application – techniques and troubleshooting
Who should attend / would be applicable?
Those interested in careers as Phlebotomists
AB Health Group awards CPD points / certificate of attendance for each course. If you would prefer an accredited certificate by our accrediting body One Awards (NOCN) we can organise this. The charge for the certificate including postage is £25.00.