Fundamentals of Phlebotomy – Elearning

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On this online fundamentals of phlebotomy e-learning course you will learn all the essential theory, skills, and regulatory requirements for taking blood.

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This comprehensive phlebotomy training kit includes everything you need to safely practice taking blood. Includes IV training pad which is the perfect tool for anyone who'd like to master the skill of cannulation and more

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This online Fundamentals of  Phlebotomy e-learning course teaches you all the essential theory, skills, and regulatory requirements for taking blood. We will provide you with the background and rationale for blood taking practice and a discussion of the equipment and processes to form a solid theoretical foundation. You will then be able to go on to gain clinical competence and practice under supervision.


So who is the course suitable for?

The course is suitable for anyone wishing to add phlebotomy to their list of professional skills, including those who wish to apply for jobs in GP surgeries, hospitals and other healthcare organisations.


Who is the Author?

Alys Bunce has over 10 years of travel health nursing experience working predominantly for Nomad as a Specialist Education Nurse and Lead Nurse in their travel clinics. She is also a qualified teacher and has worked as an adult education lecturer. The majority of Alys’s work time is spent writing and delivering clinical training programmes including immunisation, phlebotomy and travel health. She also writes for a travel health journal and even finds time to be a mum to two young children.

So what’s included in this online Fundamentals of Phlebotomy course?

Firstly, this is an interactive, engaging, and comprehensive e-learning course. We have therefore included all of the core skills and topics required for the successful delegate to confidently commence the practice of blood taking under supervision. There are videos, interactions, assessments, and reflective opportunities throughout the course. You will not be practically assessed as part of the course.


Course content 

  • Roles and responsibilities for practitioner 
  • Summary of national standards, current resources and legal aspects of phlebotomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Practical demonstrate of techniques 
  • Safety, infection control, ANTT and consent 
  • Equipment 
  • Complications of phlebotomy using case studies 
  • Competency and sign off of skills in practice


So what’s NOT included in this phlebotomy training course?


You will observe videos and diagrams of practical demonstrations on the course as well as examples of using the correct equipment. You will not, however,  be practically assessed as part of the course.

The course does not cover cannulation. This requires an additional course.

Whilst the course covers blood taking techniques for children, it does not cover techniques such as scalp and heel prick samples which are specialist skills requiring additional training.

Arterial blood gas technique and analysis are not covered on this course

Venous blood gases can be obtained from the principles learned on this course.  However, using blood gas machines and blood gas analysis are not covered on the course.


Are there any other considerations with this training?


You will get much more out of the course if you have access to relevant equipment to practice. To make this super easy for you we have some comprehensive packs that can be sent out in advance of your course containing a simulation vein, a variety of different sizes, models and types of needle device and sampling tubes:

The following equipment will be useful to have available (All included in our comprehensive pack):

  • Blood taking needles/butterflies, and related ‘connector systems’
  • a selection of the sample tubes
  • Tourniquet
  • IV training pad 

Please note that all of our phlebotomy training follows national and international guidance on best practices for taking blood. The guidance states that competence in phlebotomy practices should be an essential part of the final evaluation of those training as health workers, and that regular in-service training and supportive supervision should be provided. Our free phlebotomy competency workbook provides a framework for guiding supervised practice. All health workers undertaking phlebotomy must also be trained in infection prevention and control procedures, and sharps disposal. These course can be found in our Mandatory & Compliance Healthcare Courses Section.

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13 reviews for Fundamentals of Phlebotomy – Elearning

  1. Alexa Herbert

    Very thorough and very informative!

  2. Amanda Kandeh

    Really liked the quiz’s, I found these helpful.

  3. Luis Santos

    Very accurate. Was helpful the home kit, the course is very accurate for drawing blood for ACF.

  4. Georgina Wood

    Easy to understand, plenty of helpful tips for gaining knowledge.

  5. Teresa Chadwick

    Great course, easy to understand and very helpful, cant wait to get started.

  6. Jay Bradshaw (verified owner)

    Very informative, can go at own pace and easy to follow.

  7. Eshaan Akhtar

    Very informative! Enjoyed and explained everything well

  8. Suzanne Hodges

    Lots of really useful information and resources for those new to phlebotomy

  9. Catherine Miers (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the videos and mutiple choice questions

  10. kathryn joseph (verified owner)

    I liked the videos and the case studies

  11. Catherine Miers (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the videos and mutiple choice questions

  12. Asif Mohammed

    The practical part was very well detailed!

  13. Catherine Miers (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the videos and mutiple choice questions

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