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Learners are required to complete a home study project.

Course Information:

The UK Level 3 NOCN Certificate and Diploma awards in Phlebotomy are recognised by NARIC Ireland and are comparable to awards at QQI Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded two certificates:

 Understanding Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques  (3 credits)

Preparing to Use Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques (1 credit)

 

Duration for both modules is 2 days

Both modules are worth 40 hours Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

This course is internally and externally verified and has a duration of 16 hours contact time (2 days) and requires a similar period of home study.

 

Understanding Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques

  1. Understand key terminology associated with phlebotomy.
  2. Understand the principles of informed patient consent, including paediatric consent.
  3. Know Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations.
  4. Understand own organisation’s application of phlebotomy policies and procedures.
  5. Understand the principles of infection control during venepuncture.
  6. Know how to recognise and respond to complications which could occur during venepuncture.
  7. Know why a tourniquet is used.
  8. Know types of tourniquet.
  9. Know how to obtain   a patient and complete key documentation.
  10. Know what action to take if bloods cannot be taken
  11. Understand the structure of blood vessels.

 

Preparing to Use Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques

  1. Be able to apply effective hand washing techniques.
  2. Be able to use tourniquets.
  3. Be able to use small gauge needles.
  4. Understand the most commonly used blood tests.
  5. Be able to obtain blood.
  6. Be able to prepare and pack samples for transportation.

 

The first (mainly theoretical) day comprises of:

  • A background to phlebotomy
  • Health and safety in phlebotomy
  • Infection control
  • Informed consent
  • Anatomy and physiology of the arm
  • Site selection – good and bad veins
  • Complications that can arise when taking blood
  • Needle stick Injuries; what they are and what to do
  • How and where to correctly apply a tourniquet
  • What is expected of a phlebotomist
  • The importance of correct patient identification and informed consent

At the end of the first day all participants are given a multiple choice quiz to complete – and have to achieve a minimum standard to continue on to the second day.

However as much support will be given as possible to ensure that you achieve this minimum standard.

 

The second (mainly practical) day will comprise of:  

  • A summary of the most common blood tests undertaken
  • A guide to common types of equipment used in venepuncture and how to use them
  • The technique of venepuncture
  • The process of taking blood
  • The correct use of safer sharps

 

The day includes:

  • A period of role-play using pads attached to the antecubital fossa area
  • A period of one to one supervised practice using an artificial arm to improve technique
  • A 20-minute clinical assessment of each candidate
  • Upon completion of the course the participants are be required to undertake a programme of home study

 

Additional Optional Module:

 

Applying Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques

6 credits

Worth 60 hours CPD

Learner must be working in a clinical setting and is required to do 200 live draws.

A log book is kept which is signed off by an appropriate supervisor.

No class time involved.

 

WHAT DO OUR PAST LEARNERS SAY ABOUT OUR COURSE?

I did a 2 day course in Carlow and it was just brilliant. Alison (tutor) made you feel at ease but most of all it was the best course I attended. They covered all about phlebotomy and I learned so much, I would recommended this phlebotomy training to anyone. Thanks again for all your help!

M O’Malley-Kenny

 

I’m a nurse and I attended your training in Bagenalstown co Carlow in early June. First let me say that the training I received was invaluable to me. I was already taking blood but following your training course my technique improved enormously and my success rate for obtaining blood is just about 100% and I’m thrilled. Can’t thank you enough for this training it has been invaluable to me. 

AM Kehoe

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: You must be a registered Nurse working in a clinical setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required. Please see other entry criteria under important information.
Tutor Profile: This course is ran in Partnership with Phlebotomy Training Services. All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Healthcare Experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one support is available from tutors on the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie
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33 Comments

  1. Mary power March 27, 2018 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Hi thank you for remembering me and how interested I am in completing this course, I work with the HSE and want to book a place for those two days kind regards mary

    • Barrow Training March 29, 2018 at 11:30 am - Reply

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  2. Michelle April 6, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Upon completion of this course what are the practical skills acquired ? Does it broaden scope of practise for a HCA ?
    Kind regards
    Michelle Hutton

    • Barrow Training April 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

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  3. Lindsay April 7, 2018 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Does one need practice and price etc

    • Barrow Training April 9, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

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  4. Daniel April 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Looking find out if u do two days does it cert u take bloods

    • Barrow Training April 9, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

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  5. lucy April 7, 2018 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Hi, with this qualification, is it possible to work as a phlebotomist if you already have a fetac level 5 hca qualification? Many thanks.

    • Barrow Training April 9, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

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  6. Ann O Hagan April 7, 2018 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Is this course H.S.E recognised

    • Barrow Training April 9, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

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  7. Therese April 7, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Hi just wondering are there many prospects for a job from this?

    What is the fee for this?

    Thanks
    Therese

    • Barrow Training April 9, 2018 at 9:30 am - Reply

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  8. Edel April 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    When is the closing date to book a place and pay course fees thanks for all your help

    • Barrow Training April 9, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

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  9. ANNA Nesteruk April 7, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Hi I would like to book place for my self. Thank you. ANNA.

    • Barrow Training April 9, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

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  10. Maggie power April 7, 2018 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Hi I work in the hse setting.
    I am wondering by doing this course is there much of a chance getting a job after this if one came up or would ya need certain amount of experience?
    Also can you work worldwide after this

    • Barrow Training April 9, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

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  11. Margaret Dunne Maher April 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Hi I am a second year RNID student and just want to enquire how much the 2 day Phelbotomy course is, what is expected during the 2 days and what are dates of the course

    • Barrow Training April 9, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

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  12. Maria April 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Hi
    Could you send my more information about it.
    Thank you

    • Barrow Training April 10, 2018 at 8:35 am - Reply

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  13. Eileen April 9, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Can you please let me know the cost. What are the chances of getting work in hospitals etc

    • Barrow Training April 10, 2018 at 8:36 am - Reply

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  14. Emma April 10, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Hi, could I receive more information on this course? How would this course benefit a hca

  15. vincent April 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Is this course H.S.E recognised? and Does it broaden scope of practise for a HCA

    • Barrow Training April 17, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

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  16. Nadia August 24, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Can HCA do this workshop , I know it says criteria is an RN?

    • Barrow Training August 24, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

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  17. Faith November 4, 2018 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Hi, I just want to know if I can still take in this course if my background is not related to Heath ?

  18. Leona November 6, 2018 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Hi just wondering can I do this course while studying the healthcare level 5 course? Thanks

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