Venepuncture & Cannulation

Course overview

This one day interactive workshop will teach you about IV cannulation and Venepuncture.

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Professionally registered healthcare practitioners designated assistant practitioners and health care support workers who will be undertaking peripheral IV Cannulation and Venepuncture/Phlebotomy.

For further information regarding staff who have been trained and practiced in a previous post please consult Clinical Policy for Peripheral Venous Cannulation Insertion and Management. 

  • Recognises role and professional responsibilities related with the safe intravenous Cannulation & venipuncture practice
  • Identifies the relevant anatomy and common sites for peripheral intravenous cannulation and venepuncture
  • Summarises the risks of intravenous Cannulation & venepuncture and the importance of safe technique (ANTT)
  • Demonstrates a safe, methodical approach to peripheral intravenous cannulation and venepuncture
  • Infection Control & ANTT/Practical
  • Cannulation demonstration and practice
  • Venepuncture demonstration and practice

For further information or for any enquiries please contact:

Irene Martinez – Nurse Education Facilitator

Education Academy

Email: Irene.martinez@nhs.net 

Mandatory V&C e-learning

Staff must complete the e-learning cannulation and venepuncture course before booking/attending the session.

Please bring a proof of evidence to the face to face session once you have completed the e-learning modules. At the end of the e-learning a certificate is automatic generated. We accept an electronic or a paper copy of this certificate.

 Cannulation e-learning:

Staff is expected to complete the e-learning cannulation course before booking/attending the session with a pass score of over 70%. Staff will require their ESR cards to do the e-learning course. Attendees can print a screen page or take a photo shot of their results as evidence if they want to. Access via this link after logging in:

https://my.esr.nhs.uk/localresponse/?TAM_OP=login&USERNAME=unauthenticated&ERROR_CODE=0x00000000&METHOD=GET&URL=%2Fdashboard%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin&HOSTNAME=my.esr.nhs.uk&FAILREASON=&PROTOCOL=https

 The eLearning Module is:

000 B. Braun Peripheral Cannulation e-Learning Theory Module 

Venepuncture e-learning:

You will need to create an account the first time you access it. The Training consists of 8 modules, you must complete, and you need to achieve an overall score of 70%.

Access via this link: https://bd.elmg.net/?rc=621a9a4f7e23e646a93d0336e3072dbf