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Course Description

If you want to perform venepuncture to a high standard and understand the reasons for best practice and perfecting your technique, you have chosen the right course.

It is widely perceived that phlebotomy is a practical job and many people underestimate the importance of embedding a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology along with tips and guidance from experienced practitioners.

This self-paced course introduces the knowledge and understanding you require to kickstart your journey in phlebotomy whilst developing an understanding of the importance of health and safety and infection control/prevention.

Course Content:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Understanding Venepuncture
  3. Equipment
  4. Infection Control
  5. Health & Safety
  6. The Phlebotomy Procedure
  7. Anatomy of the arm
  8. Venepuncture Complications

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the equipment used during venepuncture.
  2. Identify risks involved in venepuncture.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of infection control and health and safety principles in relation to phlebotomy practice.
  4. Differentiate between arteries and veins.