Phlebotomy, or the practice of drawing blood, stands as one of the most frequent invasive clinical procedures performed across diverse healthcare environments.
This Ausmed Course provides learners with a practical guide to best practices for drawing blood, taking an in-depth look at how to safely execute each step of the phlebotomy process through both lectures and hands-on demonstrations.
- Conducting phlebotomy (drawing blood)
- Vein and site selection
- Order of draw
- Aseptic technique
- Patient preparation
- Phlebotomy equipment
Phlebotomy, or drawing blood, is the most common invasive clinical procedure regularly undertaken across various healthcare settings. Ensuring that each step in this procedure is executed according to best-practice principles is vital in helping prevent potential laboratory errors, patient harm, and even fatal outcomes.
Therefore, providing a thorough understanding and demonstration of the process of phlebotomy and arming healthcare professionals with the right tools and knowledge of best-practice guidelines is essential in order to achieve positive outcomes.
The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to update and enhance learners’ understanding of the phlebotomy procedure through the provision of a demonstration of best practices, in order to improve quality outcomes for both patients and healthcare professionals.
- Identify the necessary requirements for conducting a phlebotomy procedure.
- Describe the steps required to prepare for a phlebotomy procedure.
- Understand best practices for safety when conducting a phlebotomy procedure.
- Apply knowledge in practice during a phlebotomy procedure.
- Describe key responsibilities during the immediate post-procedure period.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals looking to enhance their understanding of how to conduct a phlebotomy procedure safely.
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