Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals


Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals

  • The session will begin with a theoretical component followed by demonstrations and then practise.
  • Participants will practise on simulation arms – never more than 2 participants per arm.
  • You will be given ample opportunity to practise on the manikins.
  • Once confident at taking blood from the manikin you will have the opportunity to take blood from a fellow participant providing they give consent.

Aims of the workshop:

  • To identify and describe materials and equipment needed in performing the phlebotomy procedure
  • To be aware with the various phlebotomy sites which are considered acceptable and not acceptable
  • To perform with a high degree of mastery and efficiency every required step of the phlebotomy process
  • To recall the safety issues related to the performance of phlebotomy

Course Details

  • Legislation and National Guidelines
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • RCN Principles of Nursing Practice
  • Roles and Responsibility
  • Principles of Consent for Treatment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Patient preparation
  • Anatomy and physiology of blood vessels
  • Common venepuncture sites
  • Factors influencing vein selection
  • Hazards of venepuncture
  • Complications
  • Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI)
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Performing phlebotomy procedure
  • Preparing the procedure in outpatient setting
  • In patient areas and wards
  • Identify dietary restrictions
  • Phlebotomy equipment
  • Patient position
  • Selecting venepuncture site
  • Specimen collection procedures
  • Contaminated Phlebotomy Equipment
  • Skin preparation
  • Unsuccessful blood collection
  • Availability of appropriate supplies and protective equipment
  • Availability of appropriate supplies and protective equipment
  • Safe use and Disposal of Sharps
  • Blood collection systems and devices
  • After care procedure
  • Labelling
  • Factors that increase the risk of haemolysis Assessment, selection and identification of vein
  • Transporting the specimen
  • Selecting the length of lancet
  • Complication in capillary sampling
  • Implementing best phlebotomy practice
  • Blood spillage
  • Performing Phlebotomy(Venepuncture) using butterfly needle set
  • Dermal Puncture sites
  • Dermal puncture procedure
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) PracticalDemonstration
  • Practical Demonstration with Supervision
  • Knowledge and Skills Competency Assessment
Duration: 0930-1730
Fee: £175
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.
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Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals

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