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Phlebotomy Training Classes – What Are The Basics Of A Good Course?

Phlebotomy training classes are widespread. If you are keen to sign up to such a training course to improve your skillset, you will find a variety of options available to you in terms of service providers, learning methods and course content. But what are the basics you should be looking for?

Briefly, the skills covered by phlebotomy or venepuncture training, as it’s also known, will include knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body, as it relates to blood sampling. It will cover the national standards for patient treatment; drawing and storing blood samples; and where appropriate, the safe storage and handling of vaccines. It will also prepare you adequately for completing the correct documentation, records management, and recording of blood samples and vaccinations. It’s important to note that different principles may apply for differing types of patients: drawing blood or carrying out a similar procedure on older people can be a very different matter from dealing with children, for instance. When booking medical training of this type, therefore, it’s vital you check what target group the course is aimed at (adults, children and/ or newborn babies, for instance). Finally, when looking for a suitable course, it is essential that the one you choose includes training on managing adverse reactions to venepuncture. While these are rare in occurrence, it is vital you are prepared if a patient suffers anaphylaxis or any other such unfortunate response to the procedure.

ECG's course content for its various phlebotomy training classes can be readily seen online on our website at http://ecgtraining.co.uk/. We’re also delighted to talk you through the options so that you can be sure the course you are booking is the right one for you. Call us on 0845 423 8993, or email us via enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk if you have any questions.