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Venepuncture AM Session: Initiation & Refresher for Taking Blood from Adults and Children (2yrs +)


  • Identify indications and contraindications for venepuncture
  • Identify relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Prepare a patient effectively
  • Identify suitable veins
  • Understand health and safety risks
  • Deal with complications
  • Demonstrate safe simulated practice
  • Safe disposal and transit of samples


This course is designed for all clinical staff including HCAs and receptionists who may have not conducted venepuncture before or who require a refresher to update their skill set.

The course covers all the skills and knowledge to safely carry out venepuncture. Although there will be opportunities to practise on a model, the candidate will have to undergo supervised practise in a clinical setting to be confirmed as competent.

Direct observation and assessment of competencies included.



Session time: 09:30-12:30

When: 11 Jun 2021

Duration: Half Day

Venue: NBV Enterprise Centre, 6 David Lane, Nottingham

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  • Available to:
  • Admin and Reception
  • ANP
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Nurse
Special Notes:

Masks must be worn for this session, and ideally please bring apron and gloves.

Refreshments will be provided


Matt Jackson

Matthew has worked as a Nurse Practitioner and clinical trainer for several years. He has worked for Nottingham City PCT, South Derby Acute Hospitals and Sheffield Childrens' Hospital.