Venepuncture – 27th October 2023 AM (includes access to online course and competency framework)
This interactive webinar, delivered by a specialist nurse trainer, provides you with the knowledge and overview of skills required to perform venepuncture (also called ‘phlebotomy’ or ‘taking blood). Our trainer will also talk you through practical demonstration(s) and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. You will also receive:
A competency framework to download and use in your clinical area
Access to our online course
It is suitable for nurses and other healthcare staff whose role involves venepuncture.
“Excellent Course thank you”
“I enjoyed the venepuncture training and the trainer always gave room for questions if anyone had any. As a refresher course for me, was interesting and informative.”
“Trainer very good. Very knowledgeable”
Target audience: This course is suitable for all staff who work within a health and social care setting and whose role involves venepuncture.
Time: 3 hours
When: 27th October 2023 | 09:00 – 12:30
Standard Cost: £69.50 + VAT / person includes access to our online course and downloadable competency framework.
Understand venous anatomy and suitability of vessels for venepuncture.
Vein selection criteria.
Awareness of available equipment: vacuumed systems, ‘butterflies’.
Demonstration of safe and competent procedure.
Understand the common complications, e.g. haematoma, extravasation, needlestick injury etc.
Awareness of practical steps to minimise risks to the patient and member of staff.
Course content includes:
Overview of professional aspects of venepuncture.
Overview of the venous anatomy of the human arm and leg and criteria for vein selection.
Equipment available – review of the common blood sampling devices and safety devices available.
Practical techniques (trainer demonstration) using the most up-to-date training manikins available.
Complications of venepuncture.
Documentation and ongoing assessment of devices.
We can deliver can deliver bespoke on-site training for nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare professionals. Courses can be delivered at your place of work and the content tailored to your local requirements.