Venepuncture Training


This course is designed for all health care professionals who may have not conducted Venepuncture before or require a refresher to update their skill set. The course covers all the skills and knowledge to safely carry out Venepuncture. Although there will be opportunities to practice on a model, the delegate will have to undergo supervised practice in a clinical setting to be confirmed as competent.

Practice will be by using a simulation arm with synthetic blood.

 Learning outcomes – Through practical demonstration and simulated practice, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify indications and contraindications for Venepuncture
  • Identify relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Prepare a patient effectively
  • Identify suitable veins
  • Understand health and safety risks
  • Deal with complications
  • Demonstrate safe simulated practice
  • Safe disposal and transit of samples


Course content:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Venous System
  • Blood collection techniques
  • Butterflies
  • Vacutainers
  • Tourniquets
  • Collection Bottles
  • Practical demonstration and practice time
  • Legal implications


Course duration: ½ day

Provided by Worcester Health and Care Trust

We are not currently taking bookings for this course. Please get in touch with us to find out information on future dates here

2nd April at Evesham Training Centre – ECH – 13:00 – 16:00 – maximum 8 places

12th April at Prince of Wales Community Hospital – The Training Room – 13:00 – 16:00 – Maximum 8 places

16th April in Hereford – TBC – 13:00 – 16:00 – Maximum 8 places

18th April at Kidderminster Education Centre – Kidderminster Hosp – 13:00 – 16:00 – Maximum 8 places

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