Review of:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Reasons for carrying out phlebotomy
  • Different methods of phlebotomy
  • Identification of veins suitable for phlebotomy
  • Contraindications and unsuitable veins
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Review of relevant policies and procedures
  • Familiarisation with equipment used locally
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control and safe disposal of equipment
  • Practicing obtaining a venous blood sample from a teaching model
  • Appropriate documentation of procedure

On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

Target Audience:

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Phlebotomists