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Venepuncture and Cannulation

Event organized by VeinTrain

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Attending a VeinTrain course will ensure you are up to date with the latest techniques, complications, research and legislation. Sarah Phillips, the founder and MD set up the Vein Train to offer high quality training from high calibre trainers. All our trainers have been selected because of their extensive knowledge and experience because we know this enables them to offer you a high level of expertise. We manage our days so that you get lots of exposure to practice from the beginning with your own VeinTrain Vein.

Our Venepuncture and Cannulation Course is a one day study day that provides comprehensive theory while adopting a practical approach to facilitate skill application. You will practice throughout the day on simulation equipment as well as vein palpitation with your trainer and each other. Using the simulation arm and a "Vein Train Vein" © you will learn the foundations for using the equipment to access veins confidentially and expertly. You are given a Vascular Access Structured Learning Programme endorsed by NIVAS (National Intravenous and Vascular Access Society) for Venepuncture and Cannulation to take back with you so you can gain and demonstrate competency with confidence and ease. This document is as near to standardisation as the UK has and was led by Sarah Phillips as part of a 15 year project. There are currently over 75000 in use, estimated at 14.5 million patient outcomes improved per year!

Key areas Covered
· Professional Practice and Legal Considerations
· Anatomy and Physiology
· Site Selection
· Equipment design and most effective use
· Potential Complications (including Infection Control)
· Practical Application - Techniques and Troubleshooting