Phlebotomy Training Course NOCN Level 3 (Level 5 Ireland)


Due to our commitment to providing the best phlebotomy training possible, we have created a new course which is tailored for those specifically in Ireland.
In the past we have trained doctor’s receptionists, healthcare assistants, private individuals, scientists, PhD students & medical students and we have worked with some of the major universities and healthcare organisations in the country.

The UK Level 3 NOCN Certificate and Diploma awards in Phlebotomy are recognised by NARIC Ireland and are comparable to awards at Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded two certificates:

Understanding Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques
Preparing to Use Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques
This course is internally and externally verified and has a duration of 16 hours contact time and requires a similar period of home study.

The cost of our basic course in Ireland at £294.

If you have already undertaken our basic course we offer an online course which enables you to top-up your current One Awards accredited course and gain the NOCN accreditation.
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

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