Phlebotomy Training


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.
Course Content
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.


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