Learn how to take blood

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Phlebotomy is the act or practice of opening a vein by incision or puncture to take blood in connection with the patients ongoing treatment. Also called venepuncture.

Phlebotomy is a procedure that should only be practiced by competent professionals.

Brenda is a qualified phlebotomy trainer / assessor holding insurance to practice and train others within a clinical setting.

Working with health care professionals and people looking for a change in career, Brenda provides both training certification and annual assessments including updates for practicing professionals.

Courses

Please get in touch to find out about attending a course, or to discuss your individual or group requirements.

Phlebotomy Fast Track

Cost £99 1 day in classroom, certificate supplied

Covering

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Knowledge of Control of Infection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Medical Devices (for blood collection)
  • Venous structure of arm (drawing)
  • A day in the life of a phlebotomist (essay)
  • Safe collection of blood from patient
  • After care of the patient
  • Patient confidentiality
  • How to deal with blood spillage
  • How to deal with patient feeling unwell
  • Uniform discipline
  • Waste disposal policy

Phlebotomy Foundation Certificate

Cost £125 + clinic attendance (3-5 sessions @ £20 each)

Covering

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Knowledge of Control of Infection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Medical Devices (for blood collection)
  • Venous structure of arm (drawing)
  • A day in the life of a phlebotomist (essay)
  • Safe collection of blood from patient
  • After care of the patient
  • Patient confidentiality
  • How to deal with blood spillage
  • How to deal with patient feeling unwell
  • Uniform discipline
  • Waste disposal policy

Phlebotomy Advanced Certificate

Cost £60

Delegates must have previously obtained the Phlebotomy Foundation Certificate

  • Accessing blood from difficult veins
  • Taking blood from patients of all ages
  • taking blood using butterfly needles and associated equipment
  • Dealing with faints, fits and vomiting
  • Taking bloods from infected patients
  • Blood cultures
  • Using protocols set down by local health authorities
  • After care of the patient
  • Patient confidentiality
  • How to deal with blood spillage
  • How to deal with patient feeling unwell
  • Uniform discipline
  • Waste disposal policy

To attend either course you will need -

  • A4 folder with pockets and dividers
  • Notebook
  • Uniform and tourniquet (can be purchased with discount through Brenda Jones)
  • Must be covered by HepB before clinic sessions are attended
  • Payment by cash, debit or credit card (cheques by prior arrangement)
  • Essential reading ‘Phlebotomy Essentials’ by Ruth E McCall and Cathee M Tankersley