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Venepuncture UK – Importance Of Learning The Complications Behind Venepuncture

Venepuncture UK training and phlebotomy classes can really help healthcare professionals who have either never performed the procedure before or who haven't performed it for quite some time. While venepuncture doesn't require formal phlebotomy programme certification to perform it, there are a number of complications that can arise if the procedure is carried out improperly.

While it is true that venepuncture is known not to carry many risks – it is, after all, carried out on an everyday basis in many healthcare facilities – this only applies if it is done properly. If the procedure hasn't been performed by a healthcare professional who has been properly trained to a certification level in phlebotomy (drawing blood) and venepuncture, then this is where problems begin. These problems can include the likes of minor complications such as haematoma and bruises where the venepuncture mark has been made. However, more serious complications can occur as a result of imperfect phlebotomy techniques, including phlebitis (inflammation of the vein), syncope (fainting), ictus (stroke or seizure) and cellulitis (lymph damage, potentially life-threatening). Also, further complications can be caused if an artery is punctured instead of a vein, or if the puncture is made too close to a nerve. It should be clear that the risks of performing the venepuncture procedure without proper venepuncture training are not worth it. If you have previously received medical training classes in venepuncture and phlebotomy some time ago but aren't feeling comfortable enough to perform the procedure, then you should tell your supervisor that is the case. As any healthcare professional knows, it is, of course, better to risk potentially disappointing your supervisor than risk a patient's blood, health and yosur career.

Thankfully, phlebotomy and venepuncture UK wide training courses are not lengthy nor expensive. Attending ECG's courses in phlebotomy and venepuncture means you will soon be able to draw blood with full confidence in your phlebotomy technician skills. To book a place on the program today, students should visit http://ecgtraining.co.uk/, give us a call on 0845 423 8993 or email enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk.