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Using Gagne’s instructional model in phlebotomy education

Authors Woo WH

Received 12 April 2016

Accepted for publication 7 June 2016

Published 31 August 2016 Volume 2016:7 Pages 511—516

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S110357

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder


Wee Hong Woo

School of Chemical & Life Sciences, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore


Abstract: As the role of a phlebotomist in a clinical setting involves patient interactions, ­correct patient identification, and blood specimen accessioning, it is essential that the phlebotomy education pay attention to these procedural tasks to inculcate a culture of patient safety. Using the Gagne’s nine events of instruction as the basis of teaching model, this paper describes the lesson plan for teaching the topic of patient approach to a group of phlebotomy students without prior clinical experience.

Keywords: venipuncture, Gagne’s model, instructional design, patient handling, Peyton’s steps

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