Awarding Body: Open College Network (OCN Credit4Learning)
Award Level: Level Three (Advanced)
Minimum Age: 18 (16 with parental consent)
Entry requirements: None, although previous phlebotomy experience is desirable
Training Locations: E-learning - complete this course in the comfort of your own home or at work
If you have current or previous phlebotomy experience, or if you are completing (or have completed) our Introduction to Phlebotomy Course, then this is a natural progression.
In Part 1 of this course you will learn many more advanced techniques such as blood collection in children (see our Neonatal & Paediatric Course GPT103E for a specific qualification in this area), POC (Point of Care) testing and roles for phlebotomists in performing these tests, unusual and specific tests that you could encounter in hospitals and clinics, blood draw techniques for geriatric patients as well as advanced roles for phlebotomists (management, leadership, training).
Part 2 online takes you further into the specialised field of cannulation. Learn about the techniques and procedures needed to perform a peripheral IV cannulation (arm or hand) and take a detailed look at the equipment and cannula types. You will cover contraindications and complications, and a detailed support video will run through the whole process from start to finish.
There is also a wide range of support reference material for you to download from the course “dashboard”, much of which will provide essential references for you in the future.
A Home Study Pack also supplements your learning and should be completed in conjunction with this course.
Please note: This course is also available in conjunction with our one day classroom cannulation course. Our Advanced Phlebotomy & Cannulation course (GPT004EC) includes this elearning course as well as a practical day in the classroom at selected locations. You can upgrade from this course to add our cannulation training day at any point.
The nationally recognised and accredited certificate (awarded by the Open College Network) can be added to your existing certificate credit value (cumulative credits), and these may also count towards other similar college or university courses.
At the end of each e-learning section you have up to 6 multiple choice questions to answer, with a passmark of 65%. You can re-sit each section up to 2 times.
At the end of each e-learning section (module) you have a series of multiple choice questions to answer. You can re-sit each section a total of 3 times.
Is this course for me?
This course is suitable for you if:
-- You currently work (or have recently worked) as a phlebotomist and wish to add to your existing accreditations and increase your scope for work.
-- You have completed the Introduction to Phlebotomy Course or have completed a similar course from an approved supplier. We do not recommend this course if you do not have a basic phlebotomy qualification.
-- Add to your CPD (continual professional development) or if requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.
-- This course is available at a concessionary rate if booked to follow the Introduction to Phlebotomy Course. Please call for "package" discount.
(Completion of this course adds to your existing credit value and awards an Advanced Level Three Certificate)
What does this course cover?
Topics covered include:
PART ONE – ADVANCED PHLEBOTOMY M01: Introduction: Learning outcomes and Overview. M02: Basic Phlebotomy - revision: recap of basic phlebotomy theory and practice - precursor to the advanced course. M03: Specialised Advanced Phlebotomy Equipment M04: Point of Care Testing M05 Neonates and Children M06: Geriatric Patients M07 Special Procedures M08 Special Tests and Sample Handling M09 Peripheral Advanced Phlebotomy Tasks M10 Alternative Environments PART TWO - CANNULATION M11: Peripheral IV Cannulation - Introduction M12: Legal & Professional Responsibilities M13: Anatomy & Physiology appropriate to cannulation M14: Hygiene and Infection Prevention Control (IPC) M15: Indications and Advantages M16: Equipment M17: Vein choice for cannulation M18: Procedures - full step by step including removal M18: Pictorial guide to cannulation M18: Video - Recap on full procedure M19: Contraindications M20: Complications
Download a certificate as soon as completed.
Additional support material can be downloaded as you progress through the course.