Venepuncture and Cannulation Workshop

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This one day practical workshop is highly interactive and engaging session, which aim to develop knowledge and skills in drawing up bloods (venepunture) and inserting a peripheral cannula (cannulation) for both diagnostic and treatment purposes. If you are a beginner or intermediate healthcare professional, this is your opportunity to be improve your skills in a highly interactive and practical environment with the expert trainer.

Course outline:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the blood vessels
  • Legal and Professional Responsibilities
  • Infection Control Issues
  • Indications and Contraindications of this invasive procedure
  • Locating and preparing the vein
  • Managing complications and adverse reactions
  • National and International Guidelines in drawing up of bloods
  • Understanding the use blood collections systems (Vacutainer tubes)
  • Types and correct sizing of IV cannulas
  • Understanding different tests and types of bottles to use
  • Difficult veins and troubleshooting
  • Correct IV cannula dressing application
  • Step-by step procedure with the hand manikin- Venepunctue & Cannualtion practicals
  • Documentation and Record-keeping
  • Practical demonstration in venepuncture & Cannulation using a hand manikin

A competency book will be provided

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