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Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Training Newcastle


Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Training Newcastle

Course Introduction

Our Venepuncture and Phlebotomy training equips delegates with the skills and knowledge needed to take blood safely and appropriately.

Applicable to Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Phlebotomists in primary care, the community, hospitals or nursing homes, this course is interactive and involves a practical session on performing blood tests. Our venepuncture training will give delegates the theoretical and practical awareness to undertake a competence assessment framework in the workplace that will deem them competent to take blood safely and appropriately. Each delegate will leave with a competence-based framework to allow them to do this.

Course Aims

Identify and describe equipment used for routine venepuncture

Be able to assess and select suitable sites used for venepuncture as well as locations to avoid

Describe and utilize the required steps to perform routine venepuncture

Describe actions that ensure safety during performance of a venepuncture

Identify suitable vein selection and identify factors influencing this

Understand relevant professional and legal issues

Be able to identify potential complications

Understand anatomy and physiology and correct vein selection

Be familiar with equipment and exercise choice in using most appropriate equipment

Practice safely in terms of infection control and waste management

Become skilled and competent at phlebotomy

To recognise any complications arising and be able to take the appropriate action

Course Content

Background and importance of training and competence

Supervision and practice

Scope and responsibilities


Professional and legal issues

Consent and capacity

What is phlebotomy?

Tools of the trade-equipment

Needles and patient safety

Blood collection systems and devices

Syringes and when to use them

Blood collection tubes


Anatomy and physiology

Vein Selection: - Identification of Veins - Arm Veins - Hand Veins

Vein assessment

Unacceptable sites for venous collection

Venepuncture procedure


Order of Fill

Specimen collection procedures

Specimen handling post-phlebotomy

Personal protective equipment

Needle stick injuries

Legislation-EU Directives


Needle phobias

Dealing with anxiety/fainting etc.

Practical session

Potential Complications (including infection control)

Practical Application - techniques and troubleshooting

Case scenarios



Who should attend / would be applicable?



Those interested in careers as Phlebotomists
Ticket Information Ticket Price
Delegate Admission GBP 175

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