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Unit B23 Aerodrome Studios, 2-8 Airfield Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TH - Telephone: 01425 273297


Course  Aims

The aim of this course is to give learners the knowledge and skills required to take blood safely from a person following current medical procedures.

This course is aimed at nurses and appropriate healthcare professionals who are responsible for taking blood from a person as part of their duties.  It teaches the selection and use of equipment and safe methods of taking blood.

Learners are to undertake practical and written assessment.

Course  Content

On successful completion of this course the learner will be qualified to:

  • Operate within the legal boundaries with regard to health & safety issues in venepuncture.
  • Demonstrating safe venepuncture techniques twice on a manikin arm & written assessment.
  • Understanding the infection control issues in venepuncture.
  • Exploring practical assessments of venepuncture.
  • Being able to describe the anatomy & physiology of veins.
  • Obtaining consent.
  • Being able to comfort an anxious patient prior and during venepuncture.
  • Discussing the possible complications of venepuncture.

Course  Duration

1 Day (4-6 Hours)

Number  of  Delegates

Maximum 9


Price as per current Price List