The Cannulation Course is an advanced course that Phlebotomy Training Services offer. Due to the highly invasive nature of cannulation it is not something we teach on the basic course, instead we have to teach this technique on a course unto itself.
A Cannula (taken from the Latin for small reed) is used when a doctor or practitioner wants to place fluids inside a patient. These might be bloods, antibiotics or drugs.
Cannulation, by its very nature, is a highly invasive procedure which requires the practitioner to carry out the work correctly and within an aseptic field.
The cannulation course offered by Phlebotomy Training Services and accredited by One Awards will enable and qualify the practitioner to safely carry out cannulation.
Site selection, including suitable veins for cannulation
Anatomy and physiology of the arm and hand
Complications associated with cannulation
Using a tourniquet
Setting up an aseptic field
Correct insertion of the cannula and applying a dressing
Flushing a cannula
Different sizes of cannula
Safely removing the cannula
Disposal of clinical waste and all sharps
In the past Phlebotomy Training Services have taught this course to both professional and private clients. To find out how to book on to our cannulation course just call us on 01609 751 610.
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Phlebotomy Training Services (PTS) was founded in July 2007 by Alison Purkiss (Cert Ed). Alison is a phlebotomist of over 15 years experience who has worked in hospitals and GP practices across the NHS. Alison is an expert in venepuncture and cannulation, and is also a trained teacher. Alison earned her Certificate in Education in September 1995.