IV Cannulation Training

This cannulation training course is aimed at nurses, health care assistants and other health care professionals wishing to undertake this skill within their clinical duties.


  • What is a vein and their structure
  • Identify the veins associated with cannulation
  • Characteristics of a good and bad vein
  • Patient status that may affect undertaking the procedure
  • Adverse reactions to the procedure
  • Understand of how to deal with sharps injuries
  • Correct technique for hand hygiene
  • Principles of aseptic non-touch techniques
  • Understanding of universal precautions associated with cannulisation
  • Professional accountability and implications to practice

Learning Outcomes

On completion delegates will be able to demonstrate much improved awareness of cannulation and the correct technique.


This course lasts approximately 3 hours. This course make an excellent partner to our Venepuncture training, why not make it a full day.


Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance valid for a period of 1 year.

Competency must be demonstrated within 6 months of attending this training course, we are able to provide a competency sign off service if required – please enquire today for more information.

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