Venepuncture and Cannulation (Adult and Paediatric) Workshop


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Venepuncture and Cannulation (Adult and Paediatric) Workshop

  • The Venepuncture and Cannulation Workshop is designed to provide learners with the underpinning concepts to be able to instill knowledge on IV Cannulation and Venepuncture in order to develop participant’s knowledge and skills in the assessment and clinical competencies when doing the procedures, understanding the indications, complications, care and management theory.
  • The qualification is ideal for new starters and experienced staff requiring a refresher alike and is designed for the health and social care sectors including government and private hospitals, private ambulance services, nursing homes, older adult care homes, domiciliary care providers, nurseries, neonatal and paediatric intensive care and doctor’s surgeries etc.
  • The qualification has been designed to incorporate the guidance and best practices of medication safety from the Medication Act and other government guidance.

Aims of the workshop:

  • The aim of the course explore concepts of contemporary Venepuncture and Cannulation indications, complications , care and management theory in order to develop your knowledge and skills
  • Contribute to and manage a high performance and effective skills in Venepuncture and Cannulation
  • Develop your ability to link theories with practice through critical skills assessment and clinical competencies.
  • Confidently challenge current health and social care practices, and use appropriate evidence to articulate your views.

Course Details

  • Legal and Professionals Considerations
  • Professional Code of Conduct
  • RCN Principles of Nursing
  • Arenas of Accountability
  • The Importance of Interpersonal Skills
  • Consent for Care and Treatment
  • The Five Key Principles of MCA
  • Prevention and Management of Infusion/
  • Device-Related Bloodstream Infections
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene
  • Skin Preparation
  • Principles of ANTT
  • Sharps Safety
  • Anatomy of Circulatory System
  • Normal Skin Anatomy
  • Vein Structure Anatomy
  • Difference between Arteries and Veins
  • Nerves of the Arm
  • Venepuncture Indication
  • Locating Suitable Veins
  • Factors that may affect Venepuncture
  • Cannulation Procedure
  • Topical Anaesthetic Agents
  • Venepuncture in Adult and Children
  • Improving Venous Access
  • Complications of the Procedures
  • Venepuncture Equipment
  • Blood Collection System
  • Blood Collection Container
  • Order of Draw
  • Performing Venepuncture Using Butterfly Needle Set
  • Dermal Puncture Sites
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation Procedure
  • Labelling
  • Cannulation Indication
  • Areas to Avoid
  • Cannulation Equipment
  • Cannula Sizes and Flow Rates
  • Peripheral Venous Cannulation using ANTT
  • Flushing of Peripheral Venous Cannula
  • Infusion Related Complications
  • Signs of Cannula Related Infections
  • Documentation
  • Phlebitis Score
  • Knowledge and Skills Competency Assessment

Target Audience: RGNs , Medical Practitioners and other Healthcare Professionals
Duration: 0900-1800
Fee: £150
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.

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Venepuncture and Cannulation (Adult and Paediatric) Workshop

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