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INTRODUCTION TO PHLEBOTOMY COURSE (VIRTUAL CLASSROOM) Accredited and Nationally Recognised (GPT003VC) - INCLUDES FREE TRAINING KIT

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Key Facts:

Course Title: Introduction to Phlebotomy Course GPT003VC

ONLINE STUDY + ONE DAY ZOOM SESSION - NO CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE REQUIRED

Awarding Body: Dual Accreditation - Open College Network (OCN Credit4Learning) & The CPD Certification Service (21 CPD Points)

Award Level: Level Three (Advanced) + 21 CPD Points

Minimum Age: 18 (16 with parental consent)

Entry requirements: None. English Level 2 desirable

Training Locations: Study online + virtual classroom.

Practical Training: Includes FREE Practise@Home Phlebotomy Training Kit worth £79.99 (see kit content for more information or to order separately)

PART 1 (THEORY) - STUDY AT HOME ONLINE :

Complete your theory training online in the comfort of your own home or at work. Stop/start when it suits you and complete the online modules at your own pace. Can be completed on multiple devices such as laptop, smart-phone, desktop computer, kindle, tablet etc.

PART 2 (PRACTICAL SESSIONS) - JOIN US FOR TWO MORNING OR AFTERNOON ZOOM SESSIONS:

Full instructions will be provided. We will send you a completely free Practise@Home Phlebotomy Training Kit, including a mini-arm trainer, for you to keep. You will follow your tutor's on-screen instructions as you learn and develop your phlebotomy skills. The procedures and practices taught online are exactly the same as you would learn in the classroom.

(SAME NATIONALLY RECOGNISED AND DUALLY ACCREDITED QUALIFICATION AS OUR CLASSROOM AND HYBRID COURSE VERSIONS)


Course Overview:

LEARN HOW TO TAKE BLOOD ... TRAIN AS A PHLEBOTOMIST

Phlebotomy is a “stand-alone” healthcare job – the NHS as well as GP Surgeries, Healthcare Practices and many other organisations employ phlebotomists throughout the UK. Hours are usually very flexible with more part time than full times jobs.

Do you want to learn to how to take blood?

  • Would you like to learn new skills and take advantage of the UK’s current high demand for phlebotomists?
  • Perhaps you are a Healthcare Assistant and would like to supplement your income with part-time phlebotomy work, or you may be looking at moving into the Beauty Industry and work as an Aesthetic Therapist. Many aesthetic therapists are now offering facial treatments using blood-related products, such as platelet-rich plasma. Visit our dedicated "Aesthetics Therapists" courses page for more information.
  • Are you currently unemployed or about to leave school with little or no formal qualifications?
  • Are you retired or semi-retired and would like pursue a completely different vocation?
  • Do you want to improve your existing phlebotomy skills?
  • Do you need continuing education (a Nationally Recognised Certificate awarding you 3 credits at Level Three)? Geopace Training is accredited with both OCN (Open College Network) and CPD.

If you answered YES to any of the questions, this course is for you!

In this course you will learn a new skill which has the potential to be used anywhere in the world.

Phlebotomists are in high demand in USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and, of course, the UK, and in all these countries the method of taking blood is either identical or very similar to those that you will learn on this course.

Our course comprehensively covers the main three methods of blood collection, and you will have ample opportunity to develop your skills on artificial arms.

Please note: This is a beginner’s course and assumes you have no previous experience in phlebotomy and no background in healthcare. During the course we will train up in all key aspects of phlebotomy up to the point of taking live blood samples. If you would like to add competency to your training then our Route to Competency Masterclass (Live Blood Sessions) will award a Geopace Certificate of Competency. Most sessions run at the same location for 2-3 hours at the end of your Introduction to Phlebotomy Course.


Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for you if:

  • You have no previous experience in this subject
  • You are looking for a career change
  • You are looking for either part time or full time employment
  • You are working as a carer / HCA and wish to train in phlebotomy
  • You are working in a beauty salon and need these skills for some aesthetic therapy treatments
  • You are required to learn phlebotomy as part of your current work programme

Add to your CPD (continual professional development) or if requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.

(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:

PRE-COURSE
Home study pack - download and complete before attending course

PART 1 - ONLINE
M01: Course Overview
M02: History, Definitions and Roles
M03: Work-flow cycles
M04: Professionalism
M05: Health & Safety
M06: Blood Collection Systems
M07: Anatomy & Physiology
M08: Blood Composition
M09: Using the equipment
M10: Performing the venepuncture - see Classroom Part 2
M11: Lab Tests and Bottle Types
M12: Analytical Errors
M13: Informal Quiz – answers
M14: Award – accredited certificates, value, application and overview. Job Opportunities.

PART 2 - VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (ONE DAY ZOOM SESSION)
M01: Introduction: Welcome, Introductions and Overview.
M10: Performing the venepuncture (theory overview)
P01: Practical Session 1 – Equipment familiarisation - "Tools of the Trade"
P02A: Practical Session 2A – Unpacking your training kit
P02B: Practical Session 2B - A look at the mini-arm trainer and associated equipment
P03: Practical Session 3 – Using the tourniquet and identifying a vein
P04: Practical Session 4 – Handling and assembling the equipment. Familiarisation and procedures including initial skill-set development
P05: Practical Session 5 - Further skill-set development and consolidation. Discussing needle types including winged infusion sets (butterfly needles)
P06A: Practical Session 6A – Performing the venepuncture on the mini-arm trainer. Palpating the vein, performing the venepuncture. Sample handling and labelling.
P06B: Practical Session 6B – Consolidating pre- and post-venepuncture procedures.

Additional support material can be downloaded as you progress through the course online.

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