Specimen Collection Training – Facilitated by registered nurses with first hand clinical experience, this ½ day specimen collection course allows participants to demonstrate theoretical and practical competencies within a classroom environment.
This training course is intended to provide a broad understanding of issues surrounding specimen collection and demonstrates best practice.
Why Is It Important?
Specimen collection must be conducted with care and in accordance with local and national infection control policies.
Samples must be collected correctly to ensure validity of associated results and healthcare professional must follow universal infection control precautions to ensure the safety of staff and patients.
Specimen Collection Training Session Outline
- Collecting a mid-stream specimen of urine
- Collecting a sputum specimen
- Stool specimen: collection
- Catheter specimen of urine
- Swab collection (including MRSA screening)
A key course for healthcare professionals required to take specimen samples with their role.
Registered nurses with first-hand clinical experience