About the course

This course enables practitioners to acquire a level of knowledge that will support them in achieving competence in venepuncture and IV cannulation

Duration: 4.5 hours

  • Legal and professional issues
  • Venous and vascular anatomy and physiology
  • Vein selection criteria
  • Nursing management
  • Fluid and electrolytes
  • Drug actions and adverse reactions
  • Equipment available: vacuumed systems ‘butterflies’
  • Techniques, hints and tips
iv course offered by code blue education in brentford

Demonstrate an understanding of the vascular anatomy of the arm

Perform and be aware of dangers and complications of this invasive technique.

To safely work towards competence

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of Attendance. It will be up to you to obtain competence, however, you will be given advice on how to gain competence under supervision at your workplace. 

This is standard practice and is inline with other course providers.
  • Discuss the function and structure of veins; identify the names and locations of the veins most suitable for phlebotomy.
  • List equipment and supplies needed to collect blood and discuss the correct use of each.
  • Describe the steps in performing a venepuncture procedure.
  • Discuss techniques and equipment used to minimize bio-hazard exposure.
  • Identify procedural errors and discuss remedies for each.
  • Identify complications associated with blood collection and discuss how to appropriately respond when each occurs.
  • Recognize sub-optimal specimens and their effect on the quality of laboratory test results.
Course cost is £90.00 inc vat & certificateso book early to take advantage of the discounted rate!
Why use Code Blue Education?

All our tutors have advanced skills and experience gained through many years of working in the NHS and private hospitals. The course is taught in a friendly relaxed environment with the latest updates and equipment.
In the practical scenarios, you will be given one to one hands on tuition, we pride ourselves on making sure you are confident in your skills before moving on to another module.
In the years of running the course we are proud of our 100% satisfaction rating from our delegates. 
We have fantastic facilities here in our West London location including excellent public transport links, we are opposite Brentford mainline railway station and 10 minutes from Boston Manor Tube.
Our course is designed to offer value for money with the certificate of attendance and handbook included for the price of just £90 per person inclusive of vat no hidden extras.
We never overbook our courses.
Give our team friendly team a call now on 0208 579 3388
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