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Venepuncture & Cannulation

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £170.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Skills training for inserting a peripheral venous cannula and taking blood samples. On successful completion you will be equipped with underlining theory and skills to gain competence under clinical supervision of a practitioner in your own workplace.


"Excellent course - recommend it." 

"Very informative and thorough training!"

"I would recommend this course to all who want to take blood and as a refresher for anyone who has had time out."

Past course delegates

Course Content

Legal, professional and local policies regarding advanced roles for healthcare practitioners

Accountability when performing phlebotomy Local policies regarding phlebotomy

Guidance regarding consent

Anatomy and physiology of veins and circulation

Venepuncture sites

Phlebotomy/Cannulation equipment

Evidence based procedure using aseptic non touch technique

Preparation of the patient/client

Taking a blood culture

Safety of the Practitioner - Safe practice in handling and disposing of sharps.

Using an appropriate location for phlebotomy

Risks and hazards of phlebotomy

Documentation - Department of Health requirements for record keeping

Practical skills workshop including -

  • Vacutainers (and other safety equipment)
  • Butterflies
  • Insertion of indwelling cannulae
  • Taking a blood sample

How to reach competence

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vascular anatomy of the arm 
  • Perform and be aware of dangers and complications of this invasive technique 
  • To safely work towards competence

Course Attended By

Course Venues and Prices

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Professionals training professionals

M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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