Venepuncture Foundation 1 Day Training

CQC Fundamental Standards: Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment

NMC Code of Conduct Standards: 2: Practise effectively

This programme combines the theoretical and practical aspects of taking blood.Participants may have some experience or none at all but will need to be able to identify a mentor to provide support for post course assessment.


  • To enhance understanding of the anatomy and physiology relating to obtaining venous samples
  • To explore legislation, policy and good practice related to venepuncture
  • To provide an opportunity to demonstrate safe and correct practice on training arm

Learning outcomes:

  • Raise Awareness of anatomy and physiology relevant to venepuncture
  • Identify the procedure required and preparing, obtaining and transportation of blood samples
  • Discuss potential complications and infection control issues relating to venepuncture
  • Raise awareness around legal and professional considerations in regard to venepuncture
  • Link theory to practice by demonstrating safe and correct procedure on training arm

Pre course work:

  • Participants are advised to revise their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the venous system prior to the day.
  • The participant will need to identify a mentor to provide support and to complete competencies in venepuncture.
  • All participants should be up to date on basic life support and infection control

Post course work: As part of ensuring competency participants will need to complete the competency assessment.

Dates available on arrangement

The Learning Enterprise can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

At The Learning Enterprise we can build a bespoke package for you and your team please contact us with your requirements we would be happy to help.
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