Venepuncture & IV Cannulation Practical Workshop

Charles Bloe Training
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course will enable participants to develop the theoretical and practical skills required to gain competence in venepuncture and peripheral IV cannulation. The workshop is predominantly practical and candidates have the opportunity to undergo supervised instruction and practice, using training manikins.

On successful completion candidates are required to gain competency under clinical supervision within their own workplace.

  • Note: You can attend AM only for venepuncture

General information:

  • Date: Nov 26th Manchester
  • Cost: Cost: £95 + VAT Venepuncture and cannulation; £78 + VAT venepuncture only
  • All learners will receive a CPD certificate and downloadable handouts
  • Maximum no of course participants: 15
  • Course duration: 7 hours.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand the legal and professional issues.
  • Understand venous anatomy and suitability of vessels for both venepuncture and cannulation.
  • Vein selection criteria.
  • Awareness of available equipment: vacuumed systems, ‘butterflies’.
  • Demonstration of safe and competent procedure.
  • Practical workshop – instruction, supervision, hints and tips.
  • Understand the common complications, e.g. haematoma, extravasation, needlestick injury etc.
  • Awareness of practical steps to minimise risks to the patient and member of staff.

Course content includes:

  • Overview of professional aspects of venepuncture and cannulation.
  • Overview of the venous anatomy of the human arm and leg and criteria for vein selection.
  • Equipment available - review of the common blood sampling / cannulation devices and safety devices available.
  • Practical techniques under expert supervision using the most up-to-date training manikins available.
  • Complications of venepuncture and cannulation.
  • Documentation and ongoing assessment of devices.


  • Will I receive a certification on completion of this course? Yes
  • Will I gain a qualification at the end of this course? No
  • Is the course accredited? Yes with the CPD Certification Service.
  • What materials will be provided? All delegates will receive a course workbook which includes relevant references and sources of further reading.

Why Charles Bloe?

At Charles Bloe Training Ltd we are passionate about providing, and maintaining, a high standard of training to health and social care professionals across the UK.

We have over 20 years’ experience of meeting and adapting to the changing needs of the health and social care sectors. We recognise that a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t work so our trainers adapt delivery methods to match learners’ needs.

All of our clinical courses are authored and delivered by practicing clinical specialists who maintain senior positions within the health and social care sector. This ensures that all staff receive up-to-date, evidence-based delivery from experts who remain abreast of clinical developments. Our specialist trainers work within the sector and therefore understand the current challenges facing today’s health and social care professionals. They are employed as nurse consultants, clinical ward managers / senior charge nurses and advanced clinical practitioners / specialists.

    *More dates / locations will be announced soon*

    Dates available on arrangement

    Charles Bloe Training can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

    We deliver bespoke on-site training for nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare professionals. Courses can be delivered at your place of work and the content tailored to your local requirements.
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    Delegate (anon) (August 2019)
    Very practical, explained in simple terms made it easy to understand
    Delegate (anon) (August 2019)
    Course was very good & practical, tutor was very approachable when asking questions
    Delegate (anon) (August 2019)
    Brilliant course, have learnt a lot more than I already knew. Delivered in a way anyone could understand everything was really good, very helpful & knowledgeable.
    Delegate (anon) (October 2019)
    Great training - well organised, excellent knowledge, great selection of slides, with relevant information.
    Delegate (anon) (October 2019)
    Absolutely brilliant - came out feeling confident and well supported!
    Delegate (anon) (October 2019)
    Very knowledgeable & gain more understanding & confidence on my skill.

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