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