RCN Accredited Venepuncture (Phlebotomy) and Cannulation Training

The Health and Safety Group Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course provides all registered healthcare professionals with: -

  • A compact, face to face theory and practical course using simulation equipment delivered by a specialist trainer
  • The opportunity to observe best practice demonstrations, practice and perfect techniques and achieve initial skills competency
  • Small group sized providing lots of occasions for one-to-one teaching during the practical session.
  • A structured skills assessment sign-off sheet allowing delegates to continue gaining competencies on the return to the workplace. 

Venepuncture and Cannulation are the most commonly performed invasive procedures in the NHS. To perform these procedures well and to a safe standard it requires staff to have relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills.

This course is suitable as a refresher course, or as a foundation course for beginners.

This training includes both comprehensive theory and interactive practical on state of the art latex arms, with plenty of time to perfect your technique.


  • By the end of this course you will understand: -
    • Practitioner requirements and how they relate to governing bodies
    • Strategies for maintaining clinical competence
    • The legal implications of poor practice
    • Infection causes and documentation requirements
    • The patient/ environmental factors affecting procedure
    • The Aseptic Non-Touch Technique process
    • How to prevent and manage infection
    • Document correct information on specimen labels
    • List transport systems
    • Components and functions of the circulatory system
    • The function of skin and why we take blood samples
    • How to identify veins used for Venepuncture and Cannulation
    • How to prepare the service user for procedures
    • How to identify correct equipment for both procedures
    • The needle gauge system
    • What complications can occur during the practical procedure
    • Common complications and adverse effects
    • How to recognise, prevent and manage extravasation
    • How to perform the Venepuncture / Cannulation procedure safely

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