Venepuncture – 3 Nov 2020 AM (includes online course and competency framework)
***Sold out – please contact us if you are interested in venepuncture training and we will look to schedule another date **
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:
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.