Overview of Phlebotomy (Venepuncture)
& Simulated Practice Training.

This training course is delivered by Healthcare Professionals with many years of on-the-job experience, giving you access to experts who can guide you through the theoretical and practical elements of this essential healthcare skill, and answer any questions that may arise during your training.

Venepuncture and phlebotomy go hand-in hand, so our courses cover both the puncturing of a vein (venepuncture) and the process of drawing blood from the venepuncture site (phlebotomy).

Professional training is essential for healthcare staffs Registered Nurses, HCA’s, Senior Care Assistants etc. that is required to take blood samples from patients and service-users in order to diagnose or monitor medical conditions.

Our course is aimed at healthcare professionals who wish to learn Phlebotomy and Training as a new skill, or for staff who have previously trained but require a refresher course to update their knowledge in line with the latest best practice guidelines.

The areas covered by this training:

  • Understand the competencies set out in Skills for Health CHS132 (National Occupational Standard for Obtaining Venous Blood Samples).

  • Define Phlebotomy

  • Current Legislation, Record Keeping, Professionalism & Accountability

  • Be able to recognise the anatomy and physiology relevant to obtaining a venous blood sample.

  • Identify suitable veins from the ante-cubital fossa (ACF) for adults and children over 12 years

  • Explore the problems in identifying suitable veins

  • Identify complications and actions i.e. faint, anxiety, haematoma arterial puncture

  • Order of Draw

  • Demonstrate health and safety awareness issues related to Phlebotomy e.g. hand washing, needle stick injury, infection risk, and sharp disposal.

  • Simulation Session to safely perform venepuncture/ phlebotomy techniques and procedures to obtain venous blood samples.

Who Should Attend The Training?

It is essential for healthcare staffs Registered Nurses, HCA’s, Senior Care Assistants etc. that is required to take blood samples from patients and service-users in order to diagnose or monitor medical conditions.

Who Provides The Training?

All our training courses are delivered by a Healthcare Trainers who is an experienced Registered Nurse/ Healthcare Worker/ Professional. 

Course Duration:

4 Hour Course usually delivered over one day.

Where?

All of our courses can be delivered in-house at a location of your choice and our training centre.

Cost & Maximum Number of Learners?

Our Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) & Simulated Practice Training costs £79 per person.

A maximum of 12 persons can attend the training.