Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Training

Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Training

CPD Points 6 | Duration 1 Days | £144.00 per delegate

Course Introduction

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.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Course Aims

  • 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

Course Content

  • Background and importance of training and competence
  • Supervision and practice
  • Scope and responsibilities
  • Accountability
  • 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
  • Labelling
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Vein Selection: - Identification of Veins - Arm Veins - Hand Veins
  • Vein assessment
  • Unacceptable sites for venous collection
  • Venepuncture procedure
  • Attempts
  • Order of Fill
  • Specimen collection procedures
  • Specimen handling post-phlebotomy
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Legislation-EU Directives
  • Disposal
  • Needle phobias
  • Dealing with anxiety/fainting etc.
  • Practical session
  • Potential Complications (including infection control)
  • Practical Application - techniques and troubleshooting
  • Case scenarios
  • Troubleshooting
  • Audit

Who should attend / would be applicable?

  • Nurses
  • HCAs
  • Those interested in careers as Phlebotomists
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Course Rating

This Course is Rated
★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

(98%) * Based on evalutations completed at the end of each course.

Course Dates Call 01661 844327 to make a telephone booking

Start DateEnd DateDurationStart TimeEnd TimeVenueCPD PointsPriceBookEnquire
Tue, 21st Nov 2017Tue, 21st Nov 20171 Day09:30 am16:00 pm Maryville House, Belfast, BT9 6LN6£144BookEnquire
Tue, 5th Dec 2017Tue, 5th Dec 20171 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Wed, 17th Jan 2018Wed, 17th Jan 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Fri, 2nd Feb 2018Fri, 2nd Feb 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Fri, 9th Mar 2018Fri, 9th Mar 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Fri, 20th Apr 2018Fri, 20th Apr 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Wed, 2nd May 2018Wed, 2nd May 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Tue, 22nd May 2018Tue, 22nd May 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm Maryville House, Belfast, BT9 6LN6£144BookEnquire
Fri, 1st Jun 2018Fri, 1st Jun 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Tue, 12th Jun 2018Tue, 12th Jun 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Wed, 11th Jul 2018Wed, 11th Jul 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Fri, 10th Aug 2018Fri, 10th Aug 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Thu, 20th Sep 2018Thu, 20th Sep 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Fri, 12th Oct 2018Fri, 12th Oct 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Tue, 23rd Oct 2018Tue, 23rd Oct 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Thu, 29th Nov 2018Thu, 29th Nov 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Fri, 7th Dec 2018Fri, 7th Dec 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
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Frequently Asked Questions

Answer

No, however there will be lots of opportunity to practice taking blood using our specialised training arms which are a close replica to taking a live blood draw

Answer

Yes absolutely! This course will provide the theory around taking blood, along with a robust practical session. You will leave the course with a competency framework to take back to their place of work, which suggests taking around 10-15 live draws of blood on patients, under the supervision of a qualified nurse or a doctor. Once you have completed these to the correct standard, and have them signed off, this will be your evidence of competence.

Answer

You can still attend the course and gain the theory around taking blood, along with undertaking the practical session. You will then take away the competency framework and when you begin a role in healthcare you can then undertake this side of things.

Answer

No, we don't issue a certificate of competence because our trainers will not have assessed your competence on the course, this needs to be undertaken back in your place of work with a qualified nurse or doctor over a period of time taking live draws of blood on between 10-15 patients. Once this has been signed off this will be your evidence of competence. You will however receive a certificate of attendance as a result of attending the course.

Answer

Yes, this course is an ideal for Practice Nurses

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Yes, this course is an ideal for Occupational Health Nurses


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