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

  • Date
  • 27/09/2019
    12.00 pm
    Hereford Cider Museum
    HR4 0EF

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