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.
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.
A background to phlebotomy
Health and safety in phlebotomy
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
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
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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Phlebotomy Training Services (PTS) was founded in July 2007 by Alison Purkiss (Cert Ed). Alison is a phlebotomist of over 15 years experience who has worked in hospitals and GP practices across the NHS. Alison is an expert in venepuncture and cannulation, and is also a trained teacher. Alison earned her Certificate in Education in September 1995.