Duration of Course: 3 hours
Course Aim: By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:
· Demonstrate appropriate infection control principles when performing phlebotomy.
· Use both the butterfly system and the vacutainer system to collect a blood sample.
· List the potential complications during and after taking blood.
· Explain procedure in event of a sharp stick injury
Candidates: Candidates for this course are expected to be working in a health care setting as health care assistants.
The course covers:
· The session will begin with a theoretical component followed by demonstrations and then practise.
· Participants will practise on simulation arms.
· Candidates will have the opportunity to use butterfly needles and vacutainer blood taking systems.
Due to the practical nature of the course, the maximum number in a class is 10
Cost of Course: The course costs from £84 per person.
Certification: On completion of this course, you will receive a certificate confirming that you have ATTENDED the course and achieved the above objectives.
Supervised phlebotomy in a clinical setting on real patients is required by most trust policies to achieve full proficiency in this skill, and a sign-off card will be given to each candidate to achieve 5 supervised sessions. Please note that this does not claim competence in phlebotomy. Competence will be deemed by future employers and can vary between institutions.
Quality Control: All courses have a reflective assessment to allow us to continually improve our courses, and to receive feedback from candidates.