Introduction to Phlebotomy (Knowledge Based)

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Assessment Included Final Exam Included
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If you wish to specialise in phlebotomy, here’s a training that will prepare you successfully to embark on a career as a phlebotomist. The Introduction to Phlebotomy will provide a complete overview of the job responsibilities of a certified phlebotomist. You will learn the necessary medical terminology for drawing and preparing blood for lab testing. You will learn to identify the newest lab technology and modern diagnostic methods. Understand the steps involved in taking safety precautions for special needs patients and learn to use effective methods to communicate with them.

The Introduction to Phlebotomy will enable you to use a variety of tools to identify an infection or disease. The course will help you become familiar with the role of a phlebotomist and why it is crucial to maintain high standards of practice. Furthermore, you will learn about blood, blood vessels, the circulatory system, different blood types, and how to draw blood. Additionally, gain knowledge of the different kinds of equipment and their uses in phlebotomy. Explore how a phlebotomist selects the correct needle from a variety of needles to use on a patient.

The Introduction to Phlebotomy will address venipuncture and potential complications that can occur, correct techniques of inserting a needle, disposing of the needle and how to avoid contamination. You will learn what makes a quality blood assessment, how to document your findings and present them before, during, and after the examination. As blood and specimen collection are key components in healthcare, you will learn to analyse these specimens in a laboratory. Once you’re qualified as a certified phlebotomist, you can work in clinical laboratories, community health centres, hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, and healthcare facilities.

This qualification is not equivalent to the NMC regulated courses that permit learners to practice as registered nurses

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink is a leading online provider for several accrediting bodies, and provides learners the opportunity to take this CPD accredited course.  At Global Edulink, we give our fullest attention to our learners’ needs and ensure they have the necessary information required to proceed with the training.

Learners who register will be given excellent learning support, discounts for future purchases and be eligible for a TOTUM Discount card and Student ID card with amazing offers and access to retail stores, the library, cinemas, gym memberships and their favourite restaurants.

Who is this Qualification for?

  • Individuals working in the healthcare sector
  • Nursing staff, medical assistants, lab technicians
  • Pre-med students
  • Healthcare students
  • Anyone who wants to become a certified phlebotomist

Prerequisites to take this Course

  • Learners must be over the age of 16
  • Learners must have a basic understanding of the English language, ICT, Literacy and Numeracy
  • A sound educational background is an added advantage
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  • Building on Your Qualification

Marie Eldridge is the Head of Phlebotomy Services at NHS Foundation in the United Kingdom. She is a certified Phlebotomist and has 13 years of extensive experience in this field, including being employed in multiple healthcare settings such as the hospital, outpatient ward, general physician’s clinic, and in patient’s homes. Additionally, she worked as the Training Manager in Phlebotomy Services at the NHS for 10 years. She also specialises in paediatrics and bleeding children from newborn to the age of 18. Marie Eldridge is also the Deputy Failsafe Manager at InHealth Intelligence and an expert trainer at delivering training on components of blood, examining venipuncture treatment, and ensuring individuals interested in a career in phlebotomy are well-equipped with the appropriate skill set.

  • A clear understanding of the history of phlebotomy and the skills required to specialise in this field
  • The characteristics and traits to enter this field
  • An understanding of the components of blood
  • How to meet the challenges of complications on a daily basis
  • Learning to examine venipuncture equipment

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning portal from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

In order to pass the Introduction to Phlebotomy, learners must take a Quiz which will be marked right away and will indicate if the learner has been successful in the online exam.

Once you complete the course you will be awarded the Certificate in Introduction to Phlebotomy by CPD. The Certificate is designed to support and develop learners during their academic journey, whilst equipping them with knowledge and skills and preparing them to progress to the next level.

CPD is a leading awarding body in the United Kingdom that meets an excellent standard of high quality education. CPD is committed towards the enhancement of proficiency and personal skills in order to develop learners’ skills and abilities. CPD ensures that both practical and academic qualifications assist individuals to re-skill or up-skill and maintain a competitive advantage in their chosen industry.

Statistics indicate phlebotomy jobs are increasing in the next 10 years by approximately 24%. Begin your journey and become a key element of the medical field. Often, patient interaction in a medical and diagnostic laboratory setting is only with a phlebotomist technician. This gives a unique opportunity to a qualified phlebotomist to have a positive influence on a patient’s experience.

Once students have completed the Introduction to Phlebotomy (Knowledge Based) course, it will open up several career opportunities for them. Although this course does not enable you to practice as a registered nurse, it will greatly assist you following in any accredited program that is recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Many career opportunities are available to students who enrolls in NHS regulatory courses, to advance their careers and take on more responsibility. Some of these opportunities include:
  1. Nurse- £30,995 per annum
  2. Phlebotomy Technician-£30,945 per annum
  3. Lab Technician - £33,327 per annum

This Certificate can be used towards achieving similar qualifications of a higher level. The Introduction to Phlebotomy will aid and improve future employment prospects. There are some possible progression pathways including taking up Supervisory or Management positions. You can also take a Phlebotomy Specialist Certification course and advance your career as a Registered Phlebotomy Specialist or Collection Phlebotomy Specialist.

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Getting Started
Introduction FREE 00:04:00
Introduction – Lecture Notes
Module 1 - Phlebotomist Role and Desirable Attributes
Unit 1.1 – Phlebotomist Role and Desirable Attributes FREE 00:01:00
Module 1 – Lecture Notes
Module 2 - Basic Anatomy
Unit 2.1 – Basic Phlebotomy Anatomy FREE 00:03:00
Unit 2.2 – Basic Phlebotomy Anatomy Quiz 00:01:00
Module 2 – Lecture Notes
Module 3 - Phlebotomy Equipment
Unit 3.1 – Phlebotomy Equipment 00:04:00
Unit 3.2 – Phlebotomy Equipment Quiz 00:02:00
Module 3 – Lecture Notes
Module 4 - Order of Draw
Unit 4.1 – Order of Draw 00:02:00
Unit 4.2 – Order of Draw Quiz 00:01:00
Module 4 – Lecture Notes
Module 5 - Consent
Unit 5.1 – Consent 00:01:00
Module 5 – Lecture Notes
Module 6 - Obtaining the Blood Sample
Unit 6.1 – Obtaining the Blood Sample 00:08:00
Unit 6.2 – Venipuncture Demonstration – Prosthetic Arm (Introduction) 00:01:00
Unit 6.3 – Venipuncture Demonstration – Prosthetic Arm (Part 1) FREE 00:07:00
Unit 6.4 – Venipuncture Demonstration – Prosthetic Arm (Part 2) 00:05:00
Unit 6.5 – Venipuncture Demonstration – Prosthetic Arm (Summary) 00:01:00
Unit 6.6 – Venipuncture Demonstration – Human Arm (Introduction) 00:01:00
Unit 6.7 – Venipuncture Demonstration – Human Arm FREE 00:06:00
Unit 6.8 – Venipuncture Demonstration – Human Arm (Summary) 00:01:00
Unit 6.9 – Obtaining the Blood Sample Quiz 00:01:00
Module 6 – Lecture Notes
Module 7 - Needle Stick Injuries
Unit 7.1 – Needle Stick Injuries 00:01:00
Unit 7.2 – Needle Stick Injuries Quiz 00:01:00
Module 7 – Lecture Notes
Module 8 - Infection Control
Unit 8.1 – Infection Control 00:02:00
Unit 8.2 – Infection Control Quiz 00:01:00
Module 8 – Lecture Notes
Module 9 - Common Risks in Phlebotomy
Unit 9.1 – Common Risks in Phlebotomy 00:02:00
Module 9 – Lecture Notes
Phlebotomy Theory Test
Unit 10.1 – Phlebotomy Theory Test Introduction FREE 00:01:00
Unit 10.2 – Phlebotomy Theory Test Summary FREE 00:01:00
Phlebotomy Theory Test – Lecture Notes
Introduction to Phlebotomy Conclusion
Unit 11.1 – Introduction to Phlebotomy Conclusion 00:01:00
Introduction to Phlebotomy - Mock Exam
Mock Exam: Introduction to Phlebotomy 00:40:00
Introduction to Phlebotomy - Final Exam
Final Exam: Introduction to Phlebotomy 00:40:00
Certificate Download Guide
Certificate Download Guide 00:03:00

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    January 19, 2023
    Phlebotomy Induction

    I was interested in taking on a course to become a phlebotomist this course gave me a insight into the role.

    Harrison Philpott

    August 14, 2022
    A nice little insight into Phlebotomy (great for pre-med)

    Did this as something else to add onto my CV, well worth the price and was short sharp and sweet


    March 06, 2022

    Thanks to the organizers, I learned a lot and I will highly recommend this course for any interested in phlebotomy

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    Rene Mason

    October 25, 2021
    Glad to find it

    I am glad that I did this course from Global Edulink. Very helpful.

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    Marley Hayes

    October 25, 2021
    Thanks a lot

    Thanks a lot for a great eye-opening experience. Money spent on it is utilised well.

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    Aiden Khan

    October 25, 2021
    Simple yet effective

    This was an exceptionally good course related to my nursing practices.

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    Mason Austin

    October 25, 2021
    Brilliant Course

    Understanding phlebotomy techniques has never been more effective. I appreciate your contribution to my learning.

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    Marley Wallace

    August 27, 2021

    The course teaches you a lot on the matter and the best practices that you can follow while working with blood samples.

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    Taylor Robertson

    July 11, 2021
    The right course

    This is the right course for everyone looking to join the Phlebotomy field.

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    Gabby Hunt

    June 06, 2021
    Well-structured material

    The course material was well-structured and delivered by an expert instructor.

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    Cory Thompson

    April 02, 2021

    A splendid course that teaches you quite a lot on Phlebotomy

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    Brice Russell

    March 29, 2021
    Enjoyed the presentation

    I enjoyed this Course.

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