The NOCN Level 3 Award in Introduction to Phlebotomy

Due to our commitment to providing the best phlebotomy training possible, we have created a new course which is tailored for those specifically in Ireland costing £425.

Comparable to awards at Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications

In the past, we have trained doctor’s receptionists, healthcare assistants, private individuals, scientists, PhD students & medical students and we have worked with some of the major universities and healthcare organisations in the country.

The NOCN Level 3 Award in Introduction to Phlebotomy is recognised by NARIC Ireland and is comparable to awards at Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. The course focuses on 2 units:

– Understanding Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques 

– Caring for Patients During the Phlebotomy Procedure 

This course is internally and externally verified and has a duration of 16 hours contact time and requires a similar period of home study.

The cost of our basic course in Ireland at £425.

Course Dates

The first (mainly theoretical) day comprises of:

Communication skills

A background to phlebotomy

Health and safety in phlebotomy

Infection control

Informed consent

Anatomy and physiology of the arm

Site selection – good and bad veins

Complications that can arise when taking blood

Needle stick Injuries; what they are and what to do

How and where to correctly apply a tourniquet

What is expected of a phlebotomist

The importance of correct patient identification

At the end of the first day, all participants are given a small task to do at home

The second (mainly practical) day will comprise of:

A summary of the most common blood tests undertaken

A guide to common types of equipment used in venepuncture and how to use them

The technique of venepuncture

The process of taking blood

The correct use of safer sharps

The day includes:

A period of role-play using pads attached to the antecubital fossa area

A period of one to one supervised practice using an artificial arm to improve technique

A 20-minute clinical assessment of each candidate

Upon completion of the course the participants are be required to undertake a programme of home study

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