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Venepuncture Training UK - Who Needs It?

Venepuncture training UK wide is done on an everyday basis. This is because venepuncture and cannulation are everyday procedures performed up and down the country. Despite there being no formal training qualification for venepuncture, it's still important to gain knowledge via workbook training and supervised practical training.

But what type of care staff is venepuncture training targeted at? Well, venepuncture is a vital part of phlebotomy training. This training in phlebotomy and venepuncture techniques is taught so those in the medical profession have the skills to be able to create an incision in the vein for the purposes of withdrawing blood or performing intravenous therapy. For this reason, training in venepuncture is ideally suited to nurses, midwives, allied health professionals (such as radiographers) and healthcare support workers. By receiving medical training in venepuncture, you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the arm's anatomy as well as to perform the procedure safely, with awareness of the dangers and complications that may arise. Essentially, this includes the ability to identify veins that are suited for venepuncture and cannulation, and those that are not suitable. Also, training courses in venepuncture will help you avoid puncturing nerves and arteries, which could cause complications. A training course in venepuncture should also be done under supervision whilst you are learning. Whilst venepuncture is best learned 'on the job', it's still important to have a theoretical understanding of phlebotomy and the anatomy of the arm. You will only truly get this through a training course in phlebotomy, venepuncture and cannulation.

And that's where ECG can help. Our training courses in venepuncture have been set up with members of the healthcare profession in mind. Our open venepuncture training UK wide course is perfect for both those new to venepuncture and those who are in need of a refresher to feel more confident in their understanding of the procedure. To find out more about the training we offer, please visit http://ecgtraining.co.uk/, call 0845 423 8993 or email enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk.