This comprehensive online bundle will enable nurses and other healthcare professionals  participants to develop or refresh necessary knowledge and skills in venepuncture / phlebotomy

Cannulation training available on request

Our nurse-led interactive webinar provides nurses and other healthcare staff with the knowledge and overview of skills required to perform venepuncture / phlebotomy.

Our specialist trainer will also talk you through practical demonstration(s) and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. You will also receive:

On successful completion learners who are new to venepuncture / cannulation are required to gain competency under clinical supervision within their own workplace: competency frameworks will be provided.

All learners will receive a CPD certificate and downloadable handouts.

Target audience: nurses, health care assistants, support workers pharmacists, phlebotomists and other health care staff involved in venepuncture / phlebotomy.

Course duration: 3 hours plus online learning

Maximum no of delegates: 15

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**Early bird options available.**

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand the professional and legal issues surrounding venepuncture.
  • Understand venous anatomy and suitability of vessels for venepuncture.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of vein selection criteria.
  • Awareness of available equipment: vacuumed systems, ‘butterflies’ etc.
  • Practical demonstration by specialist nurse of safe and competent procedure – includes hints and tips.
  • 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 and safety devices available.
  • Practical demonstration using the most up-to-date training manikins available.
  • Complications of venepuncture.
  • Documentation and competency assessments.


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