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Course Title: Neonatal & Paediatric Phlebotomy Course GPT103

Awarding Body: Open College Network (OCN Credit4Learning)

Award Level: Level Three (Advanced)

Minimum Age: 18 (16 with parental consent)

Entry requirements: Completion of Introduction to Phlebotomy Course, Certificate in Phlebotomy or previous phlebotomy experience desirable

Training Locations: E-learning - complete this course in the comfort of your own home or at work

Course Overview:

Complete this easy-to-follow Neonatal & Paediatric Phlebotomy eLearning course on your computer, mobile phone, laptop, kindle or tablet at your own pace and in your own time.

Learn essential skills and techniques used by phlebotomists to draw blood from neonates and paediatrics. Covers many of the skills developed by medical professionals working in Special Care Baby Units and Children's Wards.

The course can be completed in stages - you have 8 weeks to complete the course in full. Once completed you will immediately be able to download your pass certificate. (Your new accredited certificate will be posted to you within 6-8 weeks).

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.

This course complements our Introduction to Phlebotomy Course and is a natural progression route for practising and experienced phlebotomists wishing to expand on their existing phlebotomy qualifications. The course is also open to anyone completing another (approved) provider's phlebotomy training course.

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:

M00: Introduction and Course Overview
M01: Introduction to Neonatal and Paediatric Phlebotomy
M02: Definitions
M03: Why specialised training?
M04: Consent Types and the Law (including Child Protection)
M05: Psychology Part 1 (Human) and Part 2 (Environmental)
M06: Pain Relief Options (non-pharmacological & topical analgesia)
M07: Hygiene and IPC (Infection Prevention & Control)
M08: Equipment
M09: Anatomy & Physiology
M10: Tests and Test Groups
M11: Site Selection and Procedures - Neonates
M12: Site Selection and Procedures - Paediatric
M13: Analytical Errors & Troubleshooting

Download a certificate as soon as completed.

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

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