Skills training for inserting a peripheral venous cannula and taking blood samples. On successful completion you will be equipped with underlining theory and skills to gain competence under clinical supervision of a practitioner in your own workplace.
"Excellent course - recommend it."
"Very informative and thorough training!"
"I would recommend this course to all who want to take blood and as a refresher for anyone who has had time out."
Past course delegates, September 2016
Legal, professional and local policies regarding advanced roles for healthcare practitioners
Accountability when performing phlebotomy Local policies regarding phlebotomy
Guidance regarding consent
Anatomy and physiology of veins and circulation
Evidence based procedure using aseptic non touch technique
Preparation of the patient/client
Taking a blood culture
Safety of the Practitioner - Safe practice in handling and disposing of sharps.
Using an appropriate location for phlebotomy
Risks and hazards of phlebotomy
Documentation - Department of Health requirements for record keeping
Practical skills workshop including -
- Vacutainers (and other safety equipment)
- Insertion of indwelling cannulae
- Taking a blood sample
How to reach competence