Perform Venous Blood Collection

0.5 day course $325.00 (per student inc gst)

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Competency Code HLTPAT002

Performing venous blood collection or venepuncture is the process of obtaining intravenous access for the purpose of obtaining a sample of venous blood.

Venepuncture is one of the most routinely performed invasive procedures and is carried out for many reasons. Most commonly within the primary care setting, Blood collection is used to obtain blood for diagnostic purposes or to monitor levels of blood components.

The drawing of blood is one of the most common and important diagnostic tools available to clinicians in healthcare. Its data is relied upon in the clinical setting for interpretation of a myriad of clinical signs and symptoms and developing skills in venepuncture can facilitate holistic and timely treatment.

Program Outline

The Perform Venous Blood Collection Program is evidence based and the techniques taught are designed to promote the best practice outcomes for patient care and the safety of the clinician.

Blood is most commonly obtained from the median cubital vein, which lies within the cubital fossa anterior to the elbow. This vein lies close to the surface of the skin, and there is not a large nerve supply.

The program has been designed to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to safely obtain a blood sample in a clinical setting.

On successful completion of the Program, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for accredited unit HLTPAT002 perform venous blood collection.

Onsite Course Delivery

Due to the specialist nature of this program and the need to provide specialist facilitation, this program can only be booked as a private onsite program.

The cost includes delivery for a group of a minimum of 12 students including the provision of equipment and assessment and excludes venue and catering.

Onsite courses offer organisations the opportunity to book and schedule courses to meet the specific needs of their own staff. Onsite courses booked with The Benchmarque Group can be contextualised to meet the specific needs of your organisation and can be scheduled for a date and time to best suit your staff.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How much does the program cost?

    The Perform Venous Blood Collection Program costs $325.00 per student. A minimum of 12 students are required to book your own onsite course.

  • How long does the Program take to complete?

    The program will require approximately 30 hours to complete.

  • What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

    Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

    The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

  • How many CPD hours/points will I achieve for completing this Program?

    As a general guide, one (1) hour of active learning equates to one (1) hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

  • Can I only book this as a complete course?

    Yes. Due to the specialist nature of the program and the need to provide specialist facilitation, this program can only be booked as an onsite program.

    A minimum of 12 students are required to book your own onsite course.

  • Why would my organisation book an onsite course?

    Onsite courses offer organisations the opportunity to book and schedule courses to meet the specific needs of their own staff. Onsite courses booked with The Benchmarque Group can be contextualised to meet the specific needs of your organisation and can be scheduled for a date and time to best suit your staff.

    Onsite courses are often used as an opportunity to create whole of organisation change in managing certain clinical procedures, screening activities and outcomes.

  • How many people can come?

    A minimum of 12 students are required to book your own onsite course. Larger numbers can be catered to with additional facilitators.

  • What if I cannot fill the program?

    You can still book the course for delivery even if you have less than 12 students. Even if the course was half full, it still represents outstanding value for money.

  • What do I receive at the completion of the program?

    On successful completion of the Program, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for accredited unit HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collection.

    A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment lists the individual unit or units of competency that a student has completed. It is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

  • How do I gain evidence of competency?

    We assess competency in 3 ways.

    During the face to face workshop, you will be required to complete a number of practical skills demonstrations. These will be assessed during the workshop by the endorsed facilitator.
    You are required to complete the written assessment portfolio and submit it to The Benchmarque Group.
    You are required to undertake observed practice in your workplace.

  • What is observed practice?

    Observed practice is when a student demonstrates within their workplace, skills and knowledge learned as a part of a course or program. The observer’s role is to confirm the transfer of skills to the workplace not to assess competency.

    As a Registered Training Organisation, we are required to gather evidence of a student’s ability to transfer skills and knowledge from the classroom environment to the work environment. We use workplace observation as evidence of this transfer.

  • Do I need a doctor to observe my practice?

    No. Whilst a doctor would be an ideal observer, the requirement is that your observer is of equal qualification to you or above. For example, an enrolled nurse cannot observe the work of a registered nurse, but an enrolled nurse can observe the work of another enrolled nurse. This is why we refer to this process as peer observation.

  • How long do I have to complete the assessment?

    12 months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.

  • What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

    If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

  • How many times can I submit my assessment?

    If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

Snapshot

Course Outline

The Perform Venous Blood Collection Program is evidence based and the techniques taught are designed to promote the best practice outcomes for patient care and the safety of the clinician.

Blood is most commonly obtained from the median cubital vein, which lies within the cubital fossa anterior to the elbow. This vein lies close to the surface of the skin, and there is not a large nerve supply. The program has been designed to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to safely obtain a blood sample in a clinical setting.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program the student will be able to perform blood collection in the workplace utilising the skills leant and assessed below:

• Identify and obtain clinical and personal relevant data for blood
collection
• Choose the appropriate equipment for blood collection
• Perform the blood collection procedure
• Discuss the considerations that influence the correct selection of blood collection equipment including size and type of needle and collection site
• Perform post blood collection procedures including patient care, documentation and follow up
• Trouble shoot problems
• Discuss and manage possible complications

Units of Competency

• HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collections

Entry Requirements

• Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Practitioner
• Registered Nurse
• Enrolled Nurse
• General Practitioner
• General Practice Registrars
• Allied Health Worker
• Other

Pre Reading

No pre-reading

Course Delivery

• Half day face to face workshop (approx. 4 hours)
• In-class activities assessed by facilitator
• Mandatory third party observed workplace activity
• Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ

Assessment Requirements

To achieve competency in this course, students must:

• Demonstrate competency performing blood collection in a simulated environment:
• Competently complete an assessment covering essential knowledge and skills.
• Complete a total of twenty (20) workplace observed collections consisting of twenty (20) different clients including adults of varied ages using methods of collection that includes evacuated system and winged infusion sets and/or needle and syringe.

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, work place practice must be observed by a peer or suitably qualified clinician.

All workplace activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety standards and all other relevant workplace policies and procedures.

What to expect

The study day involves a lecture followed by facilitator demonstration then practice prior to each student performing a blood collection in a simulated scenario assessed by the facilitator.

What to bring

All course materials are supplied. Students find having a few different coloured pens and a highlighter can be useful, and eye glasses, if required.

Estimated hours of study (including assessment)

30 hours

Assessment Period

12 months.

The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

CPD Hours

As a general guide, one (1) hour of active learning equates to one (1) hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.