This comprehensive workshop will enable participants to develop the theoretical and practical skills required to gain competence in venepuncture / phlebotomy.

During the practical workshop learners will undergo supervised instruction and practice using training manikins.

Learners will then undertake a simulated competency assessment and short theory test.

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

All learners will receive a CPD certificate.

  • Target audiencenurses, health care assistants, support workers pharmacists, phlebotomists and other health care staff involved in venepuncture / phlebotomy.
  • Level: suitable for those new to venepuncture as well as those requiring an update.
  • Course duration: 1 days
  • CPD hours: 8 hours
  • Maximum no of delegates: 12
  • Cost: £106 & VAT

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand the professional and legal issues surrounding venepuncture / phlebotomy.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 techniques under expert supervision using the most up-to-date training manikins available.
  • Complications of venepuncture.
  • Documentation.
  • Theory test and simulated competency assessment.

We are the top ranked veneuncture course on Skills for Health’s Skills Platform

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Is this course accredited?

Yes, the course is accredited with the CPD Certification Service.

What materials will be provided?

All delegates will have access to a course workbook which includes relevant references and sources of further reading.

Is lunch provided?

No, teas and coffees etc are provided, however lunch is not. There are food outlets close to the venue, or feel free to bring your own lunch.

Further information

Please contact us if you would like more information about our courses, or if you would like to discuss your training needs.

Tracy Hamilton
Business Administrator & Course Co-ordinator

Tel: 01324 411 013