Fourteen certified following Phlebotomy training course

courseFourteen participants were recognized with certificates of completion following a phlebotomy training course.

The participants were engaged in a four week training course designed to prepare them for employment at hospitals, blood banks and private clinics.

Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision in a vein with a needle. The procedure itself is known as a venipuncture,the collection of blood from a vein, usually for laboratory testing.

Lab superintendant, Walter Jones highlighted the significance of this training course.

“This is a very traumatic event for most people hence the reason for the competency required from people performing that procedure. We ensured that we had a good blend of practical and theoretical exercises to ensure that [practitioners] know exactly what they are doing and so the patient would have a good experience.”

According to Jones, this is also important as it relates to a quality management system being implemented at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Participants were also trained in basic laboratory techniques like centrifugation, sample separation and instrumentation.

Nurse Deborah roach says phlebotomy is more than just the drawing of blood but is a procedure which should be executed with a great level of care.

She cautioned the newly-certified practitioners to be sensitive to their patients.

“Patients measure your performance by how you express compassion and care. Patients and their families want much more form care providers than competent clinical care. That means the caring attitude is central to your performance.

Certificates were distributed to the participants by Dr. Ruby Blanc.

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6 Comments

  1. ciki say leave de girl alone
    May 26, 2015

    congrats to all the grads

  2. Jones ross
    May 25, 2015

    I think is st Lucia

  3. yow
    May 23, 2015

    When did this training take place ?

  4. BooHoo
    May 22, 2015

    Great job Mr. Jones. I can vouch that they were properly trained.

  5. BIGGER BOSS
    May 22, 2015

    YES I !! congrats!

  6. May 22, 2015

    I hope that the students were taught about the risks of doing such an important work..there are diseases with no cure that can be transmitted by doing these tests which is necessary and important for the public,,,
    keep safe and good luck because in every job there are risks which are more or less serious…

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