The Vascular Access Team Office is on A Level (opposite the main lifts), but the team are generally out and about on the wards. When you are due to join the Team, please contact them on one of the extension numbers below, to find out where to meet them.
B level Phlebotomy is where the training will take place.
WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE/DO AT THE UNIT:
A member of the department will look after you at all times to let you see the correct techniques and procedures when performing venous sampling to ensure that you are competent to then carry out practical. The department is generally really busy so it will give you plenty of patients to practice on. We also have patients with PICC lines that are booked in so it will give you the opportunity to observe the correct procedure in which bloods are taken from central lines.
Vascular Access Team Ext: 7545