Identify the roles and responsibilities in relation to venepuncture
Review the anatomy & veins of the arm
Explore practical aspects of venepuncture
Assess and select suitable sites for venepuncture and sites to be avoided
Define the steps required to prepare the patient for venepuncture including equipment required
Practice using a simulation arm with synthetic blood.
Critically analyze the potential complications associated with venepuncture and discuss appropriate actions to prevent and/or treat these complications.
Discuss health and safety issues and the prevention and control of infection with regard to venepuncture
This 1/2 day phlebotomy course covers all the skills and knowledge to safely carry out venepuncture. Although there will be opportunities to practice on a model, the candidate will have to undergo supervised practice in a clinical setting to be confirmed as competent. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure they have their competencies signed before practicing independently.
“Practical demonstration and practice made sense of everything. Thank you.”