How to Safely Perform Capillary Blood Testing

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Course Description

This comprehensive eLearning course is designed to equip healthcare professionals in the UK with the essential skills and knowledge required to perform capillary blood samples accurately and safely.

Capillary blood sampling is a crucial procedure for various healthcare settings, from clinical diagnostics to monitoring patients with chronic conditions.

Join us in advancing patient care through safe and effective capillary blood sampling techniques.

Learning Outcomes:

In this course you will learn everything you need to know to successfully achieve the learning outcomes stated below: 

  1. Perform capillary blood testing using ANTT protocols to maintain sterility and prevent contamination.
  2. Implement infection control measures, proper PPE usage, and sharps injury prevention for safe capillary blood testing.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in selecting appropriate puncture sites, minimising patient discomfort, and ensuring accurate results.
  4. Effectively handle and document capillary blood samples to maintain integrity and ensure accurate laboratory analysis.