Phlebotomists get certified

Participants of the course
Participants of the course

Senior Technologist in the Clinical Chemistry Department, Charmaine Brumant, has encouraged over 20 participants of a Phlebotomy Training Program at the Princess Margaret Hospital to implement the knowledge gained over the past four weeks.

Brumant was delivering the citation of the first ever Phlebotomy Course certificate presentation ceremony on Friday.

Phlebotomy is a procedure that removes blood from the body for donation, tests or research.

“We do hope that what you have been taught that you will make good use of it and remember the times when you have been corrected and shown the right things,” she said.

According to her the training course was a long awaited dream.

“For me personally it has been a dream of mine that we can conduct such a program, I mean the other territories they do conduct such programs and they are very successful so I am very happy we have eventually started here. This session has been great,” she noted.

The course was specifically to prepare students for employment as Phlebotomists at hospitals, blood banks and private clinics. Students learn various skills such as venepuncture, customer relations and other related technical skills.

Participant Community Health Consultant with the HIV/AIDS Alliance, Kevin Gregoire, said the course was something he has always thought of but never got the opportunity to take.

“It was a first for me and it was something that I have always thought of and never thought of taking part in it or considering it,” he said. “When the opportunity came I took a chance and applied to do the program.”

He pointed out that the course taught the participants a lot.

“The program has taught us a lot not just about blood but also it taught us how to how to observe, how to treat people in front of  a client, it taught bedside manners, how to go about seeking the permission of patients to draw their blood etc. The course was very well put together,” he said.

The 40-hour course was broken down into two units which covered a wide section of the concept of Phlebotomy.

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  1. Gutter
    April 29, 2013

    London cannot divide nor add lol hahahaha ou sort London 8 hrs is one lecture day x by 5 =40 hrs.
    you read 40 hrs not 4 weeks onless you have your own base working in.
    LondonIthink you in St.Marteen not London.

  2. Anonymous
    April 28, 2013

    I am certified in the U.S will i be able to get a job in D.A ?

    • April 28, 2013

      I think it is possible. If you are already certified, especially in the US, there is no reason to not get hired at home. Remember, students leave home to travel abroad to get certified for whatever position they desire. Go for it.

  3. Crunks
    April 28, 2013

    Way to go Miss Brumant Congratulations ongetting itoffthe ground.
    T’was about time they utilized yourprofound abilities and wealth of experience.

  4. Alas
    April 28, 2013

    I hv donated blood several times but if I go there and meet any of he faces I see in this pic I going back at my home with my blood. No offense but I hv seen nurses create havoc on people’s arms trying to find a vein. That needle to damn big for you to try and prick e more than once.

  5. london
    April 28, 2013

    Ha Ha dominica is always behand time. A : course that is for (2) TWO days in london .took dominica (4) weeks! Will willl. But am happy for all those took part .it’s a good job and r paying one to. :-|

    • true
      April 28, 2013

      You are so right. It also take less time and much easier to get an education in London. Why are you still illiterate?

      • goet
        April 29, 2013

        ha! i agree “true”

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    • Boston-Dominican
      April 28, 2013

      There are different levels. In the US you can take a course that’s a few days, a few weeks or about 6 months. Guess who they will wanna higher first?

    • 40 Hrs = 5 work days
      April 29, 2013

      Silly London didn’t you read 40 hrs how many hoursare there in a working day?
      Yousilly D/canscan reallyact foolish. London has always been a place for great academics are you into garbage only? Check self yorself before you post you are the biggest fool of the week.

    • hmm
      April 30, 2013

      thats why Britain is interested in our nurses and medical staff because we take more time to train and we are well grounded

  6. Anonymous
    April 27, 2013

    congrats to my little bro one his achievement….ths is jus the beginnin

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