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Venepuncture Training - What Is Venepuncture?

Venepuncture training is an important tool for any healthcare professional to have within their skillset and on their curriculum vitae. But what exactly is venepuncture and why is it used so often? In medical training, venepuncture is the process by which intravenous access to the body happens. In other words, it is how blood is taken from the veins of a patient. Many different people are called upon to carry out blood sampling such as phlebotomists, paramedics, EMTs, medical laboratory workers, medical practitioners and nursing staff – and others besides. These people therefore should be trained in venepuncture.

How Are Venepuncture Courses For Medical Training Taught?

There are various ways that venepuncture training can be carried out. There are various ways that venepuncture training can be carried out. The easiest way to learn about venepuncture is to attend a venepuncture training course from one of the many that can be found online or booked to take place on-site, at your organisation’s premises. These courses are the best way to learn how to carry out this seemingly simple – yet difficult to master – medical technique. Many of the venepuncture UK courses that you can register on will have a number of different ways of learning the venepuncture technique. These include learning through workbooks (this should take up approximately one third of the course). These workbooks are designed to enable to learner to take their learning with them when they go out into the medical field to carry out the technique on a patient. By having a handy notebook of useful information nearby at all times, they will be able to refer to it when they need to, allowing them to gain confidence. Soon it won’t be needed at all, when more practice on patients is carried out. Another third of the course should be a focused practical day in a classroom setting. This will be a full eight hours or so of learning and carrying out the procedure over and over again. By the end of this intensive day, the technique of venepuncture should come quite easily. The final third of the course will be practical assessments with real patients. This will be supervised by qualified professionals at work to ensure that the techniques have been mastered.

Who Would Benefit From Venepuncture Courses?

Venepuncture courses are essential for healthcare professionals. Resuscitation training, including CPR training, can keep that person alive. Although members of the public can book themselves onto other, more basic medical training courses (such as first aid and CPR training, for example), this is not the case with venepuncture training UK based. This is because it is a highly specialised and highly skilled technique that only those qualified to do should carry out. This means that anyone wanting to enrol on a venepuncture course must be employed in a patient-facing role as a healthcare professional. Another requirement is that anyone enrolling on a course such as this must also have access to a supervisor at their workplace who can oversee their technique after the classroom based learning is completed. Without this, only part of the course will be completed and full training will not have been given. This supervision should be arranged before the course begins to ensure that it will be available at the required time. Supervisors must be registered healthcare professionals. As to who would benefit, the list is a long one – anyone who carries out venepuncture procedures is eligible to register on a useful course such as this. Not only will it make them quicker and more efficient at what they do, but it will also put patients at ease and will ideally make the procedure less painful. People such as district nurses, prison nurses, health care assistants, phlebotomists, and some GP surgery staff (as well as the GPs themselves) would benefit from a venepuncture course from ECG.

Expertise In Venepuncture Training Offered By ECG

As noted, venepuncture training is a specialist form of medical training that certain professions and professionals will definitely benefit from. At ECG, we specialise in medical training – including venepuncture training, vaccination training and CPR training. Our entire range of courses can be found on our website at http://ecgtraining.co.uk/, as well as all entry requirements and costs. If you would like to discuss any of our courses, or you would like to talk about bespoke training options, please don’t hesitate to contact us on either 0845 423 8993 or enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk. One of our dedicated, knowledgeable team will be able to help you.