Basic Phlebotomy Skills Course

The cost of a place on the course is £294 (inc VAT) per person.

Accredited by ONE Awards.

Booking this 2-day course is the starting point for most of our students. Throughout the course you will look at the theory behind phlebotomy and will be given the opportunity to develop your practical skills using the most up to date techniques and equipment.

The course covers all of the competencies set out in CHS132 (National Occupational Standard for Phlebotomy), and we use safety equipment in all of our training in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare Regulations) 2013. Once you have completed our training you will have all of the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to work as a phlebotomist.

If you are looking for training for a group of scientists, sports scientists or other researchers, our Venepuncture for Non-Diagnostic Research course may be more appropriate for you.

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The first (mainly theoretical) day comprises of:

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 and informed consent

At the end of the first day, all participants are given a multiple choice quiz to complete – and have to achieve a minimum standard to continue on to the second day. However, as much support will be given as possible to ensure that you achieve this minimum standard.

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 stud

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