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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



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




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



• 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