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Venepuncture Training Course - Becoming A Great Phlebotomist

Venepuncture training course attendance is an essential part of learning to become a phlebotomist. Obviously, it's important to find a quality course in venepuncture when it comes to studying for this unique skillset. Thankfully, you needn't go to university if you want to become a phlebotomist.

Unlike training to practise as a doctor, a nurse or a medical laboratory scientist, there's no formal qualification or certification requirement for becoming a phlebotomist in the UK. However, study and practical medical training is a necessity if you want to be a phlebotomist who can work unsupervised. After all, there's more to phlebotomy than just making an incision in a vein with a needle. These duties can include paperwork that must be checked to correctly identify the patient and the ability to articulate the procedure to the patient. Also required is an understanding of the purpose of the procedure. This allows for the correct approach to be taken and the methodology behind the correct storage of blood in tubes with the proper additives to ensure the procedure is a success. Then there's post-care to the patient, ordering of the tests required and delivery of the specimen to the relevant laboratory. Before you're allowed to carry out such tasks, you need to learn the discipline from both a practical and a theoretical standpoint. Venepuncture training often takes the form of a course that is performed inside the workplace, often whilst supervised. So if you want to be a phlebotomist or add venepuncture to your skillset, you'll need to find the right training.

We believe that our open venepuncture training course for primary care practitioners at ECG is invaluable. The course takes around 20 hours, involving completion of a workbook, a practical element and supervised practice. To find out more about ECG Training's courses or to book an on-site course to be delivered to a group of your employees, please go to http://ecgtraining.co.uk/, call us on 0845 423 8993 or email enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk.