Live Bloods Experience
APPLYING PHLEBOTOMY PRACTICES & TECHNIQUES IN A LIVE ENVIRONMENT
This course, otherwise known as the Live Bloods course, is delivered in a NHS GP surgery in West London, and give you a unique opportunity to work alongside a phlebotomist, taking blood samples from live patients and experiencing all the twists and turns that a live environment can bring.
This accreditation ensures the quality of the teaching and assessment, ensuring your experience is aimed towards achieving tangible learning outcomes, and making it a valuable asset on your CV.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This course is perfect for total beginners, with no practical clinical experience. It is a fantastic confidence booster, enabling you to experience taking blood samples from a range of patients the logical next step from a classroom based course.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The course teaches one unit during two days within the surgery (08:00 – 10:00) or one day within surgery (08:30 – 12:00)
Applying Phlebotomy Practices and Techniques in a Live Environment
During the two days, you will cover:
- Day 1: Shadowing and orientation
You will watch the phlebotomist work, and learn how different patients can present different issues in a live environment.You will then be introduced to the workplace, and gain valuable insight into the other duties that a phlebotomist is expected to perform within a surgery. You will also be refreshed on your previous training, and have the opportunity to practice on our training aids.
- Day 2: Live bloods clinic
After your preparation on day 1, you are now ready to take blood from live patients. The phlebotomist will choose a selection of patients for you to work with under supervision. Depending on how confident you are feeling, you may want to watch a bit more, or jump straight in, but the phlebotomist will tailor each experience to the individual needs of each trainee.
Every day at the surgery can present different challenges,with a mix of regular patients who are used to our trainees, as well as less regular patients, so each experience is completely unique.
You will receive your fully competent certificates within 14 days from the day you complete the training.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
The award is a level 3 qualification, so it is deemed to be of a similar difficulty to A Levels. It adds an extra, optional unit to the standard Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques course, so it is essential that you have completed this course, and attained the mandatory units, first.
If you have no prior experience, you can book onto our Level 3 Award: Introduction to Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques course. If you have already completed our Introductory course or Refresher course, you will receive a 100 discount from the live bloods experience.
If you have prior experience, it may not be necessary to complete the whole introductory course. We can refresh your pre-existing skills and knowledge as part of the live bloods experience. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about this.
If you feel you have prior learning or experience which could supersede our introductory course, you may be able to use this to meet the minimum requirements of course entry. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about this.
BEYOND THE COURSE, WHAT HELP WILL I GET?
We will include you on our contact list of ex-students, and will make sure you are kept informed whenever there are changes in national standards, legislation or good practice.
You could also choose to continue onto our Advanced Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques course to continue your professional development.
WHERE IN EALING?
The course will be held at Ealing Hospital, Uxbridge Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3HW.
HOW DO I BOOK ONTO THE COURSE?
Simply call us at 0203 722 8462 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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