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Phlebotomy Classes Training and Jobs

November 30, 2011

Phlebotomy Classes Training and Jobs
Phlebotomists are specialised clinical support workers/assistant healthcare scientists who collect blood from patients for examination in laboratories, the results of which provide valuable information to diagnosing illness.
Phlebotomists have responsibility to take blood without harming the patient or disturbing the nursing care they are receiving at the time.
Your training will usually be entirely on the job and will include learning to take blood from different patient groups including children and the elderly.
The aim of this programme is to provide the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge in phlebotomy. As a student you will undertake various objectives such as:
  1. the role of phlebotomy within the pathology department
  2. the importance of professional standards and codes of practice
  3. the methods of blood collection
  4. the aspects of blood taking and the requirements for different sample tubes and labelling protocols
  5. anatomical and physiological considerations in choosing appropriate sites for venepuncture
  6. the health and safety aspects of phlebotomy
How to apply for vacancies/jobs in Phlebotomy
All NHS trusts in England (and Wales) advertise on the NHS Jobs website for trainee positions as well as for qualified phlebotomists.

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