Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Update Webinar

    Course Description

    Course Content

    Type

    Online Webinar

    Venue

    Online Only

    PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN UPDATE COURSE FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY TRAINED IN PHLEBOTOMY.

    This webinar is aimed at those who are currently taking venous blood samples and wish to update their phlebotomy (venepuncture) skills and reflect on their continuing competence – includes a review of the theory and practice of taking blood from the arm and dorsum of the hand.

    Course Content

    • 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
    • Relevant policies and procedures
    • Equipment used locally
    • Assessment of and communication with patients
    • Obtaining informed consent
    • Health and safety
    • Infection control, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
    • Taking blood from the metacarpal veins
    • Appropriate documentation of procedure

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