Upon successful completion of this study day candidates will have the knowledge and skills to gain clinical competence under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

This course is aimed at nurses, health care assistants, phlebotomists, allied health care professionals, GP receptionists and anyone undertaking an NVQ III in health.

Aims and Objectives

To have a clear understanding of associated anatomy

To recognise complications and understand their management

To safely and competently perform venepuncture


Associated anatomy & physiology Complications & management
Suitable vein selection Overview of the equipment
Correct demonstration of the procedure Practical practice for the candidates
Correct patient identification Consent
Health & safety Infection control