This course is an accredited Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practice of Venepuncture (RQF).
What is Venepuncture?
Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood (as by venepuncture) from patients. In the private sector of aesthetics this is required for delivering PRP (vampire facelift) facials. In other clinical settings blood samples are taken and sent to the laboratory to prepare for testing. As a phlebotomy technician you are an important member of a clinical laboratory team.
Venepuncture is the puncture of a vein as part of a medical procedure or for therapeutic purposes to obtain a blood sample
What does the Venepuncture training course involve?
You will be sent pre course reading in the form of E Learning to study prior and during your training. This has been created to give our learners knowledge of;
- anatomy and physiology
- vein selection
- composition of blood
- blood types
- infection control
- associated complications
The course takes place over 2 days. The first day will begin at 10am and conclude at 5pm approx. The second day will begin at 10am and conclude at 2pm approx.
Day One will cover all the theory knowledge in depth with our experienced educator. The underpinning knowledge that you have studied on the E Learning will be discussed in class and begin to be related to the treatment and treatment preparation. You will be given a preparation kit for you to go home to practice your preparation technique. This includes a tourniquet and a white marker pencil to enable you to locate, select and mark veins used for venepuncture. This is to be done within the reflection week period between course dates. During this reflection week there is a mandatory section within the E Learning. This week is to be used to further your understanding about the procedure and to re-assess what you have learnt prior to the first day of training.
In order to acheive the full Level 3 Venepuncture qualification, delegates must complete both Day 1 and Day Two of the course. Click here for further information on Day Two.
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£280 + VAT = £336
The Venepuncture course is open to those allied to medicine (such as paramedics, ODPs etc) and therapists with experience at Level 3 (on application).