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Obtain and test capillary blood samples

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
This unit is aimed at workers involved in the collection of capillary blood samples using either manual or automated lancets and testing of the sample where this is required. Caution must be applied with taking multiple samples from neonates or children under one-year-old, as venepuncture may be the preferred method depending on the type of sample and quantity required.

Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in line with Skills for Health Assessment Principles.
Learning outcomes 3, 4, 5 and 6 must be assessed in a real work environment.
Individual refers to someone requiring care or support; it will usually mean the person or people supported by the learner.
Valid consent must be in line with agreed UK country definition.
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