Phlebotomy Training Services were founded by Alison Purkiss over 10 years ago. We were founded on the principles of quality training and a focus on the students, something Alison felt was missing from current training providers.
Phlebotomy Training Services have developed a 1 day training course designed specifically to meet the needs of those who need to take blood in a research, rather than an clinical, environment.
The course, which is delivered over 1 day, requires participants to demonstrate their existing understanding of infection control and to undertake a brief research project which is submitted before the course. Our staff then feedback on those submissions and fill any gaps in knowledge prior to teaching learners to use a conventional needle and a butterfly.
Phlebotomy for Non Diagnostic Research booklet.
The particular challenges of taking blood in a laboratory setting will be addressed and advice will be given on optimising sample quality while minimising the risks to participants.
We are aware that, as well as taking blood by performing venepuncture, researchers may need to insert a cannula into participants when a number of samples are required over a protracted time period. If this skill is required we can teach participants how to insert a cannula safely and effectively minimising the risks of infection and ensuring the safety of participants.
Some of the commercial clients we have worked with in the past include:
One recent student said this about their phlebotomy course:
I received training from Alison Purkiss at the University of Stirling. She was absolutely wonderful, and made every effort to make us feel comfortable with using all of the equipment. She created a relaxed environment for us to endlessly practice, which took away a lot of pressure and nerves. I would definitely recommend using PTS if you are looking at getting a phlebotomy certification.