This course is designed to educate phlebotomists in the UK about the critical importance of the order of the draw when collecting venous blood samples. Proper adherence to the order of the draw helps ensure sample integrity, accurate test results, and patient safety. Participants will learn the correct sequence for collecting blood into various tubes and understand the potential consequences of drawing blood into the wrong color tubes.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the rationale behind the order of the draw in venous blood collection.
- Demonstrate the correct order for drawing blood into different coloured tubes.
- Understand the potential consequences of drawing blood into the wrong tubes for both patients and healthcare providers.
- Apply best practices to ensure accurate and safe blood sample collection.