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Perform Venous Blood Collection

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Course overview

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

Please note, closed footwear is required for this workshop.

Course outline

The Perform Blood Collection Course (HLTPAT002) is evidence based and the techniques taught are designed to promote the best practice outcomes for patient care and the safety of the clinician.

The blood collection course has been designed to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to confirm collection requirements, prepare client and equipment, and perform routine blood collections.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course the student will be able to develop blood collection in the workplace utilising the skills learnt 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.
Entry Requirements

This course is open to any individual for whom blood collection is part of the job role, including individuals working in collection centres, hospitals, or other health care environments.

  • Half day face-to-face workshop (approx. 5 hours)
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Mandatory third party observed workplace activity

To achieve competency in this course, students must successfully: 

  • perform 20 blood collections in a workplace environment of which 10 must be via the evacuated system during a period of at least 35 hours under the supervision of a person currently working in a phlebotomist role for at least 18 hours per fortnight 

Workplace-observed practice is mandatory.

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

Workplace Activities

For more information on the workplace activities please click here

Value for organisations

Develop the technique to safely collect blood from patients and learn the importance of correctly collecting patient data relevant for clinical documentation. Understand blood collection and how to choose the appropriate equipment with practical demonstration, and discussions around managing possible complications.

What to expect

The face-to-face workshop involves a lecture followed by a trainer demonstration then practice prior to each student performing a blood collection in a simulated scenario assessed by the qualified assessor.

*Please note, closed footwear is required for this workshop.

What we expect

Students enrolled in The Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.

Key Information

Half Day
$400 inc GST
per student
35 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one 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.

Suitable Professions

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
Enrolled Nurse
Registered Nurse
General Practitioner
Units of Competency
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 will I achieve for completing this program?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one 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.

For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

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 accessIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 12 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.

What do I receive at the completion of the program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for Perform Blood Collection. A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

Why would my organisation book this 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 do I make a group booking for this course?

If your organisation is interested in making a group booking, we would love to hear from you!  Click on 'Group Training Enquiry' on the right menu panel or select 'Call Us' from the top menu. 

Is there a fee if I want to change my workshop date?

To move your workshop date, you will be required to pay a non-refundable fee. Please choose your workshop carefully as it is a requirement that your pre-requisite learning is completed and assessed before you can attend your scheduled workshop. If you do not complete your pre-requisite learning in time for the workshop, you may be required to pay further fee(s) to reschedule.