Code Blue Education Ltd

Venepuncture and IV Cannulation

Code Blue Education Ltd
In London

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Location London
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Description

Enables practitioners to acquire a level of knowledge that will support them in achieving competence in venepuncture and IV cannulation.
Suitable for: This course enables practitioners to aquire a level of knowledge that will support them in achieving competence.

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Different dates available
London
Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, London, TW8 9DF, London, England
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Starts Different dates available
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London
Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, London, TW8 9DF, London, England
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About The Course
This course enables practitioners to acquire a level of knowledge that will support them in achieving competence in venepuncture and IV cannulation

Duration: 4-6 hours

Contents:

  • Legal and professional issues
  • Venous and vascular anatomy and physiology
  • Vein selection criteria
  • Nursing management
  • Fluid and electrolytes
  • Types and uses of IV therapy
  • Drug interactions and adverse reactions
  • IV Flow rate calculations
  • Equipment available: vacuumed systems ‘butterflies’
  • Techniques, hints and tips
  • Complications of IV therapy

Aims/Outcomes

Demonstrate an understanding of the vascular anatomy of the arm

Perform and be aware of dangers and complications of this invasive technique

To safely work towards competence

  • Discuss the function and structure of veins; identify the names and locations of the veins most suitable for phlebotomy
  • List equipment and supplies needed to collect blood and discuss the correct use of each.
  • Describe the steps in performing a venepuncture procedure.
  • Discuss techniques and equipment used to minimize biohazard exposure.
  • Identify procedural errors and discuss remedies for each.
  • Identify complications associated with blood collection and discuss how to appropriately respond when each occurs.
  • Recognize suboptimal specimens and their effect on the quality of laboratory test results.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of Attendance. It will be up to you to obtain competence, however, you will be given advice on how to gain competence under supervision at your workplace. This is standard practice and is inline with other course providers.


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