Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) in General Practice

Skills Training for taking venous blood samples from the arm. On successful completion you will be equipped with underpinning theory and skills to gain competence under clinical supervision of practitioner in your own workplace. 

Course Duration:

One Day :09:30-17:00

Aims and Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vascular anatomy of the arm

  • Perform and be aware of the dangers and complications of this invasive techniques

  • To safely work towards competence

Course content:

  • Review of the anatomy of the arm

  • infection control and health and safety

  • Reasons for and complications of this invasive procedure

  • Vein selection and demonstration of correct technique, choice of equipment and procedure

  • Practice skills technique workshop

  • The Management of anaphylaxis

  • Legal and professional responsibilities

Course Cost: 

The cost of this course is £150 per person. Tower Hamlets staff may be eligable for a fully funded place. Please contact your line manager for your discount code. 

Course dates and venues: 

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 09:30-17:00, The Center Merchant Street, Bow, E3 4LX

Thursday 28th March 2019, 09:30-17:00, Education Center, Mile End Hospital, E1 4DG

Please click on the desired date to register your place