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Venepuncture

Venepuncture

 

Who should attend:

This course is designed for all staff, typically registered nurses, who will be required to collect venous blood samples

 

Course benefits:

This course is suitable for those who are not previously trained in venepuncture as well as nurses who wish to update their knowledge and practical skills

 

Additional information:

During the session participants will receive both theoretical and practical instruction, which will enable them to undertake venepuncture within the workplace

 

Certification:

All candidates who participate to the required level will receive a certificate of attendance from Essential Training

 

 

Contents:

Venepuncture defined

 

Patient identification

 

Patient consent

 

Professional approach

• Appearance

• Presentation

• Attitude

• Organization

 

Basic universal precautions

• Key safety procedures

 

Selecting a site

• Patient position

• Tourniquet

• Tourniquet rules

• Choice of site

• At the bend of the elbow

• Venepuncture

• Withdrawal of blood from veins at the elbow

• Post-venepuncture patient care

 

Specimen labelling

 

Trouble shooting and problems

• Obesity

• Oedema

• Scars and burns

• Damaged veins

• Syncope (fainting)

• Haematomas and bruises

• Haemolysis

 

IV

• Calculating drip rates

For more details on this course or any other training please call 01271 830338 or use our contact form to request a call