VIP Venepuncture & Cannulation Training
It really is a VIP Service

Course Content:Course-Program

• Legal, professional & ethical issues
• Anatomy & physiology
• How to locate veins
• Vein selection
• Local & systemic complications
• Infection control
• Safer sharps management
• Risk management
• Care & management of a vascular access device
• VIP Score
• Equipment & procedure
• Practical skills & practice undertaken on manikin limbs

Why attend our course?

• Small groups of 8 people
• Relaxed & effective learning
• Central locations – London, Manchester, Leicester, Birmingham

VIP Venepuncture & Cannulation Training do not provide supervision of practice. It is the responsibility of each practitioner to undertake supervised practice and final assessment within their work place.

Please note due to indemnity exclusions VIP Venepuncture & Cannulation Training is unable to provide training to delegates practicing within aesthetics & cosmetic therapies.

Course Programme

9.30 Introduction – How the day will run & introduction of trainer & delegates
9.45 Legal, Professional & Ethical Issues – Discuss supervised practice & assessment
10.30 Coffee Break
10.45 Anatomy & Physiology – How to locate veins & vein selection
11.15 Practical – placement of a tourniquet, location & palpation of veins
11.30 Venepuncture & Cannulation – The procedure: Patient, Safer Sharps, Infection Control, ANTT The equipment: Methods
12.15 Care & Management of a peripheral vascular access device
12.30 Break for Lunch
13.00 Local & systemic complications of venepuncture & cannulation
13.45 Venepuncture – Practical on manikin limbs
15.00 Cannulation – Practical on manikin limbs
16.15 Evaluation & Close

There is a practical session on how to apply a tourniquet and select veins, also methods of improving difficult vein location. Provided with the training is an Assessment Document that facilitates demonstration of knowledge, supervised practice and final assessment. A certificate of attendance is provided.

The training is founded on the following:

  • SHOT guidelines
  • NICE clinical guideline 139 and epic3: National evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections in NHS hospitals in England] 2014
  • RCN Standards for intravenous therapy 2016 – this document clearly states the knowledge and training a professional requires all of which is included in this training day.
  • High Impact Intervention 2005 – Peripheral Intravenous cannula care bundle – this is a requirement of the Health & Social Care Act 2008: Code of practice on the prevention & control of infections & related guidance 2010
  • NPSA Alert 20 2007
  • WHO – World Health Organisation Guidelines on venepuncture & infection control
  • EU Directive 2010/32/EU Safer Sharps
  • NMC Code Conduct 2015
  • National Occupational Standards CHS 22.900 & CHS 123.2012