Introduction to Phlebotomy (Venepuncture)

    Course Description

    Course Content

    Type

    Face to Face

    Venue

    The Fleet ICA, Peterborough

    This course is aimed at those new to phlebotomy (venepuncture) – an introduction the theory and practice of taking blood from the arm and dorsum of the hand.

    Course Content

    Review of:

    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Reasons for carrying out phlebotomy
    • Different methods of phlebotomy
    • Identification of veins suitable for phlebotomy
    • Contraindications and unsuitable veins
    • Potential problems and how to address them
    • Review of relevant policies and procedures
    • Familiarisation with equipment used locally
    • Assessment of and communication with patients
    • Obtaining informed consent
    • Health and safety
    • Infection control and safe disposal of equipment
    • Practicing obtaining a venous blood sample from a teaching model
    • Appropriate documentation of procedure

    On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

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