We offer a number VENEPUNCTURE and CANNULATION training courses dependent on the level of training required and the type of staff needing these skills. Venepuncture and cannulation are vital procedures to access clients veins for the purpose of blood sampling or to insert a cannula. Proper training in these techniques is essential for healthcare professionals to ensure patient safety, minimize discomfort, and avoid potential complications.
Making this a vital course for any staff or relative involved in supporting anyone with a Catheter
What Course Is Needed ?
About Our Training
Venepuncture and Cannulation Awareness Course
This course is tailored for Nurses, Medical Staff, and Support Staff who work with patients needing a cannula inserted or phlebotomy services. It delivers an overview of crucial venepuncture and cannulation techniques. Participants will acquire the proficiency to not only identify but, more importantly, effectively manage complications associated with venepuncture and cannulation.
Additionally, it thoroughly addresses the proper and meticulous assessment of patients' veins, thereby ensuring the successful execution of cannulation and the ongoing assessment of their veins using tools to identify and prevent serious phelobitis complications.
These intricate procedures hold paramount importance in patient care. Therefore, our training goes beyond the mere imparting of theoretical knowledge; it also provides immersive simulated competencies. This approach unequivocally guarantees the cultivation of safe and effective performance, leaving no room for uncertainty.
Importantly facilitated by care professionals, our training guarantees exposure to practitioners with extensive teaching and nursing backgrounds and complex care nursing experience. Consequently, this approach ensures that we provide you with the right experienced practitioner to teach this course.
This venepuncture and cannulation training is run regularly as an open course at our training venue in Morden, South London, thereby making it suitable for individuals or smaller groups to book onto. Or we can run it at your venue or a date to suit your organisation at our own site. Check out our course dates for availability.
Venepuncture and Cannulation Awareness Course Summary
Reasons for venepuncture and cannulation
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Patient Identification, Consent, and Communication
Venepuncture and Cannulation Techniques
Equipment and Preparation
Blood sampling - including documentation and identification of correct sampling bottles
Complication of venepuncture and cannulation
Care of existing cannula's
Venepunctire and Cannulation Refresher Course
A shorter refresher course is available for participants who have completed a previous course in the last 2 years.
This course can be run at your own venue or at our site in Morden, South London.
On completion, participants will be able to
demonstrate an ability to perform venepuncture and cannulation procedures. Furthermore participants will understand how to identify the appropitae vein , reduce the risk of infections and perform the proceduresusing an aseptic technique.
Participants will learn how to solve problems with venepuncture and cannulation techniques and will know how to prevent comlications.
How Many Can Attend Training?
We will run this course for a maximum of 12 participants. This class size is limited to allow all participants to take part in the practical aspects of the course.
Who will Conduct the Training?
Our expert clinical tutors, are Nurses with years of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge and are qualified assessors capable of assessing your staff’s skills.
We run two versions of this course.
6-hour course- the venepuncture and cannulation course c last approximately 6 hours.
3 hours course- a refresher lasts approxiametly 3 hours.
Participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance valid for a period of 2 years.
A competency record will be provided for both courses.
A simulated competency for venepuncture will be conducted .
A simulated cannulation competency will be conducted. .
Please note: Further supervised competencies will be required and is a necessity with this skill in the clinical environment for all staff to be deemed fully competent.
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