Paediatric Phlebotomy Program Offered at Gertrudes Institute of Child Health and Research

Certificate 3 weeks Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Certificate (Accredited by: Gertrudes Institute of Child Health and Research)

About Paediatric Phlebotomy Certificate program.

Phlebotomy also referred to as venipuncture is the surgical puncture of a vein in order to draw blood from a patient via medical needles. It s carried out by a qualified phlebotomist and the blood is then studied by a physician to determine the health of a patient. The blood may also be used for another patient in need of a blood transfusion.

Theory Training includes understanding of the basics of Phlebotomy, Legal aspects of Phlebotomy, Infection control, Health and Safety.

You will also practice on a mannequin.

Practical training includes Live Blood Sessions. This is the practical part of the training.

Paediatric Phlebotomy Training students are taught significantly more than simply realizing exactly where to place the needle when drawing blood.

Eligible Applicants: Nurses, Clinical Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians,
Patient Attendants, Lab Technicians and those aspiring to work as
phlebotomists.

Mode Of Payment: Money Transfer to Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research Bank Account or by Institutional Cheque

Venue: Gertrudes Institute of Child Health and Research, Muthaiga Road Muthaiga, Nairobi

Duration Of The Course: 3 Weeks. (One week didactic lecture- theory and two weeks Clinical practicum)

Scheduled Dates For Commencement: February, April, July and November every year

Mode Of Application: By filling in the application form and mailing to trainingschool@gerties.org

Facilitators: Lecturers from Training Centre, doctors and lab technicians from the laboratory.

Objectives of Paediatric Phlebotomy

The Paediatric Phlebotomy course is geared toward impacting knowledge, skills and attitudes that are aimed at producing competent phlebotomist who will be offering efficient, timely and effective phlebotomy services to children in both inpatient and outpatient clinical setting.

Upon completing this course, graduates should be able to:

  • Timely collect specimens from the patient
  • Timely initiate intravenous therapy to paediatric patients
  • Provide traumatic care of children who need  cannulation and intravenous medication
  • Give psychological care of the child and the family of the child in need of phlebotomy services
  • Enhance interdepartmental and professional collaboration in child care.

Entry requirements for Paediatric Phlebotomy

Nurses, Clinical Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Patient
Attendants, Lab Technicians and those aspiring to work as phlebotomists.

Paediatric Phlebotomy Course Subjects

Anatomy and Physiology of the Blood Vessels, Stress Management,
Paediatric HIV and AIDS, Basic Counselling Skills, Customer Service
skills, Types of Specimen Containers, Amount of requirements of
specimen, Safety procedures, labeling and cannulation.

About Gertrudes Institute of Child Health and Research

Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research Muthaiga is a premier Training Centre of Excellence, located in Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Muthaiga along Muthaiga Road, a few kilometers from Nairobi Central Business District.

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit Children’s Hospital established in 1947. Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is the most established ... read more

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