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Venepuncture Courses Healthcare Professionals

Venepuncture courses may be what you're looking for. Many healthcare professionals need to be able to perform blood tests for diagnostic purposes or for the administration of intravenous drugs. While not requiring a formal qualification to perform, it should be carried out in a safe manner.

For this reason, venepuncture training is required by all looking to carry out such a procedure. There are a number of reasons behind why such a procedure must be employed. This can range from taking bloods for screening tests to administering vaccinations and immunisations. There also has to be an understanding that many people have a wariness with needles. It is up to the health worker to make the person feel at ease and comfortable, both physically and mentally, with the procedure. The healthcare professional needs familiarity with the arm's anatomy to ensure that blood is only ever taken from a vein and never hits an artery or a nerve. Also important is an understanding of cleansing procedures required before, during and after the puncture. As venepuncture is performed as an aseptic procedure, so the skin should always be cleansed beforehand and gloves should be worn on washed hands to reduce the risk of contamination. Venepuncture is an important procedure to get right first time around, as it can cause pain and discomfort to patients and clients if done repeatedly. So it's important to get the right medical training to ensure you fully understand how to do it.

Through a workbook and supervised practical training, ECG's open venepuncture courses are here for all interested primary healthcare professionals to study. All of our courses have been crafted by fully qualified trainers who have worked in the discipline they are teaching on. To find out more about our courses, just head to http://ecgtraining.co.uk/, call us on 0845 423 8993 or email enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk.