This 1 day virtual phlebotomy training 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 an exploration 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 trainer?
So, what’s included in this one day virtual phlebotomy training course?
Firstly, this is an interactive, engaging, and comprehensive one day virtual phlebotomy training course. We have therefore included all of the core skills and topics required for the successful delegate to confidently start taking blood. There will be practical demonstrations throughout the course. To achieve the most from this courses we recommend that you access the equipment as listed below so that you can practice techniques during and after the course. You will not be practically assessed as part of the course, but you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and refine your skills, You will also be signposted to ways in which you can be assessed at work. A comprehensive competency checklist will be provided for you to take to work and complete when you are undertaking supervised practice.
- Practitioner’s roles and responsibilities
- Summary of national standards, current resources, and legal aspects of phlebotomy
- Anatomy & physiology of veins and other structures in the common anatomical areas for accessing veins
- Practical demonstrate of techniques
- Safety, infection control, ANTT, and consent
- Exploration of the different types of equipment found in practice, such as BD Vacutainer devices and S-Monovettes, butterflies, and straight needles
- Complications of phlebotomy using case studies
- Competency and sign off of documents used in in practice
So, what’s NOT included in this phlebotomy training course?
You will observe practical demonstrations throughout the day and you will have the option to explore/practice with the equipment. You will not, however, be practically assessed as part of the course.
The course does not cover cannulation.
Whilst the course touches on 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 training if you have access to relevant equipment for the practical sessions. To make this super easy for you we have some comprehensive packs that will 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:
Our fantastic Phlebotomy Training Kit (£39.90) now comes ABSOLUTELY FREE! with this course!
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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.