Phlebotomy - Preparation For
To develop the knowledge and skills necessary to competently and safely function as a phlebotomist.
At the end of the educational and practice period, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the basic anatomy relating to phlebotomy and relate this to the associated skills (skin, blood vessels and blood components).
- Discuss the principles of your role as a phlebotomist and your role as a team member (accountability, team member, policies and procedures).
- Discuss how confidentiality relates to your role as a phlebotomist.
- Outline the legal implications of functioning as a phlebotomist.
- Demonstrate the ability to competently and safely obtain, package and dispatch venous blood samples from a patient/ client in a clinical setting.
- Demonstrate the communication skills required to provide psychological support to patients who are undergoing venepuncture.
- Discuss the complications and their management that may arise when obtaining a sample of venous blood.
- Discuss how the principles of infection control can be applied to phlebotomy.
- Outline the Trust policy and health and safety legislation relating to your role as a phlebotomist.
- In accordance with the NPSA Safe Practice - Right Patient, Right Blood SPN 14, obtain Competency 1 - Obtaining a venous sample for pre-transfusion testing.
- Describe the ordering, usage, storage and safe handling of equipment used for phlebotomy.
Nursing Auxiliaries and Healthcare Assistants
Lecture/ Discussion/ Laboratory Visit/ Simulation
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