This comprehensive workshop will enable participants to develop the theoretical and practical skills required to gain competence in Venepuncture and / or Peripheral IV Cannulation (in a half or full day course).
During the practical workshop learners will undergo supervised instruction and practice using training manikins. 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.
Level: suitable for those new to venepuncture / cannulation as well as those requiring an update.
- Course duration: half day (venepuncture or cannulation only) – 1 day (venepuncture & cannulation)
- CPD hours: 3.5 / 7 hours compromising of theoretical & practical workshop, simulated competency assessment and theory test
- Maximum no of delegates: 15
New dates for Spring 2020 coming soon!
Learning outcomes include:
- Understand the professional and legal issues surrounding venepuncture /cannulation.
- Understand venous anatomy and suitability of vessels for venepuncture / cannulation.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of vein selection criteria.
- Awareness of available equipment: vacuumed systems, ‘butterflies’ etc.
- Practical workshop – instruction, supervision, hints and tips.
- 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 and cannulation.
- Overview of the venous anatomy of the human arm and leg and criteria for vein selection.
- Equipment available – review of the common blood sampling / cannulation and safety devices available.
- Practical techniques under expert supervision using the most up-to-date training manikins available.
- Complications of venepuncture and cannulation.