Venepuncture & basic pathology collection

This workshop is designed to provide nurses with the skills and knowledge required for routine blood collection (excluding complex blood collection techniques). Participants will practice venepuncture using vacutainer, butterfly and needle and syringe methods of blood collection on a 'model' arm with an option to undertake a live bleed.

Course Content:

• Vascular system anatomy and physiology

• Equipment used for venepuncture

• Identifying and selection of venepuncture site

• Preparation for venepuncture

• Venepuncture procedure

• Potential complications

• Collection tubes and the correct order of blood draw

• Relevant first aid management

• Infection control

Duration: 4 hours

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