Who is it for?

Aimed at any healthcare professional who needs to learn how to take blood/cannulate. Delegates will need to be assessed back at their own place of work in terms of competency.


Tuesday 26 June 2018

Thursday 20 September 2018

Thursday 6 December 2018


9.15am - 1pm


Lecture Hall, Michael Sobell House Education Block, MVCC

Content to include

Part 1

  • Basic anatomy of veins, arteries and nerves in the forearm
  • Choice of site
  • Use of the tourniquet
  • Use of blood sampling bottles
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Complications
  • Documentation and legalities
  • Competency assessment

Part 2

  • Choice of cannulation site
  • Choice of device
  • Cannulation and the chemotherapy patient
  • Cannula insertion and securement
  • Saline PGD
  • Competency assessment


Free of charge for MVCC / East & North Herts NHS Staff

£40 for all other delegates


To request a booking form or for further information please contact the Education Team secretaries:

T: 0203 826 2542 / 2413 (Ext 2542 / 2413)

E: mvcceducationbookings.enh-tr@nhs.net

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