The course provides the background required to properly understand the techniques involved in phlebotomy. It includes the basic knowledge of human anatomy, the relevant functions of the clinical laboratory, principles of infection control, personnel protection and relevant techniques to safely and efficiently perform phlebotomy.
By the end of the course, the learners must be able to:
- define the roles and responsibilities of a phlebotomist
- describe the clinical laboratory and the specimens it requires
- identify the hazards and protocols associated in the hospital environment
- describe the principles of infection control
- perform phlebotomy (Vacutainer and WIS method) on a live subject
- identify the procedural complications associated with phlebotomy
- define the principles of proper specimen and handling
- identify the legal implications associated with phlebotomy
- Introduction to phlebotomy
- Anatomy and physiology
- Infection control
- Work safety
- Venipuncture equipment
- Evacuated collection tubes
- Venipuncture procedure
- Venipuncture complications
- Factors that affect sample integrity
- Specimen transport, handling, and processing
- Special population of patients
- Dermal puncture procedure
- Introduction to the clinical laboratory
- Legal aspects involving phlebotomy
A minimum of 75% attendance will be required for you to complete the programme and receive your certificate.
The course is designed for learners with or without prior healthcare training or experience who wants to perform venipuncture for patients in the clinical setting.
- Communicates well in English
- Medical report indicating the trainee is negative for HIV and hepatitis B, tested within 3 months prior to course commencement.
Course Fees: $1560.00 (excluding GST)
Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in
eligible community care organisations.
Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System (LMS 2.0).