This comprehensive course will enable you to confidently perform phlebotomy as a Practitioner once you have passed the course.

The course consists of theory where you will get an understanding of what phlebotomy is and it’s purposes and then practical training and assessment where you will learn about the equipment you will use and how to draw blood safely.

Finally there is a short quiz at the end to test your understanding of the course.

The course is Certified by the CPD

Provided By SkinnPro

Course Information

Course Requirements:

Beginners are welcome. No prerequisite qualifications are required.

Course Duration:

This course takes place over one day

Key Learning Points:

  • Introduction to Phlebotomy
  • What is Phlebotomy?
  • Phlebotomy Origins
  • Common Veins Used for Phlebotomy Blood and Blood Components Components of Blood
  • Red Blood Cells (Erythrocytes) Liquid Component (Plasma) Haemostasis and Blood Coagulation Vein Selection
  • Visual Inspection Palpation
  • Valves
  • Arteries
  • Vein Selection
  • Table: Suitability of veins for venipuncture and cannulation
  • Table: Location of veins
  • Where the most suitable veins for venipuncture are located.
  • Factors That May Affect Choice for Venipuncture and Cannulation
  • Phlebotomy Equipment
  • Tourniquets
  • Gloves
  • Antiseptic and Disinfectant
  • Needles
  • Safety Engineered Venipuncture Devices
  • Steps for a Routine Venipuncture
  • To tie the tourniquet, follow these steps
  • Select the Site
  • Perform the Venipuncture
  • Tips and tricks for accessing problem veins
  • Improving venous access
  • Avoid puncturing these areas Needle stick Injuries



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