Venepuncture & cannulation


Our nurse-led interactive webinar will enable nurses, carers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to develop or refresh the necessary knowledge and skills in Venepuncture/Phlebotomy. Cannulation options available on request.

You’ll leave the webinar with an overview of the skills required to perform Venepuncture/Phlebotomy

Our specialist trainer will also talk you through practical demonstration(s) and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. You can also receive:

Access to our online venepuncture course
Competency frameworks to download and use in your clinical area
On successful completion learners who are new to venepuncture are required to gain competency under clinical supervision within their own workplace: competency frameworks will be provided.

All learners will receive a CPD certificate and downloadable handouts.

Target audience: nurses, health care assistants, support workers pharmacists, phlebotomists and other health care staff involved in venepuncture / cannulation.

What you will learn

Learning outcomes include:
Understand the professional and legal issues surrounding venepuncture / (cannulation).
Understand venous anatomy and suitability of vessels for venepuncture / (cannulation).
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of vein selection criteria.
Awareness of available equipment: vacuumed systems, ‘butterflies’ etc.
Practical demonstration by specialist nurse of safe and competent procedure – includes hints and tips.
Understand the common complications, e.g. haematoma, extravasation, needlestick injury etc.
Awareness of practical steps to minimise risks to the patient and member of staff.
Course content includes:
Overview of professional aspects of venepuncture / (cannulation).
Overview of the venous anatomy of the human arm and leg and criteria for vein selection.
Equipment available – review of the common blood sampling and safety devices available.
Practical demonstration using the most up-to-date training manikins available.
Complications of venepuncture / (cannulation).
Documentation and competency assessments.

Further information

Charles Bloe Training
Charles Bloe Training
Scheduled dates
Course type:
Barry, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Plymouth, Southampton, St Albans, Swansea, Uk

Contact Information

Charles Bloe Training

EH44 6JT