Course Overview 

This course provides candidates with the underlying theory and skills on how to insert peripheral cannulas and obtain venous blood samples. This course will also incorporate time spent practicing the skills you have learn on specialist manikin arms. On completion of the theory day candidates will be able to gain confidence and competence under supervision of a suitably skilled mentor in order to be signed off as competent. 
 
Intended audience 
All health care professionals wishing to advance their skills and knowledge in this useful skill. 
 
Completion 
All our courses are based on best practice guidelines and on completion all candidates will receive a detailed verifiable certificate of attendance.  
 
**Please note that this course does not assess competency and a certificate of attendance does not prove evidence of competence. Before you are deemed competent to carry out this task independently you will be required to undertake a period of supervised practice with a competent practitioner. The course provides the underlying knowledge base that is required when using this skill and the candidate will require time spent with a mentor gaining competence and completing a specified number of supervised assessments prior to being deemed competent. The specified number of supervised successful attempts is to be identified by you employer.** 
 
'Excellent training, thorough, engaging and reassuring. 
Thank you so much' 
Ann, University of Hertfordshire. 
 
Training Feedback: rated as Excellent. 
'Presented in a manner that was so easy to understand, very informative'. 
Catherine, University of Hertfordshire. 
 

Course content  

Duration:  
Combined course: 6 hours 
Venepuncture: 3 hours 
Legal and professional aspects/ local policies and ethics 
Explain the indications, contraindications and complications of cannulation/Venepuncture. 
Identification of suitable veins for cannualtion and veinipuncture 
Anatomy and physiology of the venous/circulatory system 
Suitable equipment required 
Consent and documentation 
Demonstrate the principles of ANTT and infection prevention 
Teaching of evidence based technique 
Includes practical skills/practice 
Complications 
 
 
 
 
 
All the courses we offer are very competitively priced. 
First Aid Interventions work with clients throughout Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and London. 
Please contact us to discuss your learning requirements. 
 
 
'Matt I have watched your demonstration multiple times becuase its so good!! 
Thank you so much- you are such a good teacher and you explain everything so clearly!! 
I think I have previously told youafter one of our classes that your one of the best teachers I've had'. 
Medical Student, Cambridge University. 
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