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Our CPD Accredited, NHS Approved Adult Phlebotomy Training course has been designed to suit all skillsets and abilities with no clinical experience required. 

  • Description

    It is widely perceived that phlebotomy is a practical job and many people underestimate the importance of embedding a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology along with tips and guidance from experienced practitioners. 

    This self-paced e-Learning course introduces the knowledge and understanding you require to kickstart your journey in phlebotomy whilst developing an understanding of the importance of health and safety and infection control/prevention.

  • Topics

    • Getting Started
    • Understanding Venepuncture
    • Where is phlebotomy performed?
    • Accountability
    • Equipment
    • Infection Control
    • Health & Safety
    • The Phlebotomy Procedure  
    • Anatomy of the arm
    • Venepuncture Complications
    • Assessment Preparation
  • Learning Outcomes

    1. Recognise the importance of phlebotomy in a variety of settings.
    2. Understand the equipment used during venepuncture. 
    3. Identify risks involved in venepuncture.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of infection control and health and safety principles in relation to phlebotomy practice.
    5. Differentiate between arteries and veins.
  • Description

    This full day practical course is split into 2 sections: 

    1. Simulated Practical Studies
    2. Simulated Procedure Assessment

    To begin, we will recap on all things theory which you will have studied before attending your session. We will then move onto the application of theory through practicing your technique on equipment simulating a real person.

    We will focus on a range of topics to embed the venepuncture procedure, with a particular focus on patient comfort and best practice.

  • Topics

    • Recap Theory of Phlebotomy
    • Vein Finding
    • Equipment
    • Phlebotomy Procedure
    • Best Practice
    • Vein Stimulation
    • Order of the draw
    • Patient safety and comfort
    • Dealing with complications
    • Practical case studies
    • Correct needle selection
  • Learning Outcomes

    1. Successfully perform the full phlebotomy procedure on dummy arms.
    2. Demonstrate awareness of improvements to your own clinical performance and reflection.
    3. Be able to assess and provide feedback to other participants on their technique and discuss potential improvements to practice.

    Once the course is complete, you will leave with the confidence required to be a competent phlebotomist.