Definition Phlebotomy is the act of drawing or removing blood from the circulatory system through a cut (incision) or puncture in order to obtain a sample for analysis and diagnosis. Phlebotomy is also done as part of the patient’s treatment for certain blood disorders.

This is one of the mandatory units that you have to take before proceeding to our Platelet Rich Plasma training programmes. Areas of study include:

Health and Safety Associated with Phlebotomy in Aesthetics

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the arm
  • Infection control principles
  • Potential complications during and after taking blood
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Correct sharps disposal

Practical Application of Phlebotomy

  • Appropriate site selection of good and bad veins
  • Correctly apply a tourniquet
  • Common types of equipment used in venipuncture and how to use them
  • Correct process of taking blood
  • Use the vacutainer system to collect a blood sample

Importance of Correct Patient/Client Identification and Informed Consent

  • Appropriate patient/client consent and informed consent
  • Inform patient/client of expected consequences and time-scales