This is a half day course covers the skills and knowledge required to perform cannulation safely to insert a cannula to suitable vein. The course is aimed at nurses, health care assistants and other health care professionals wishing to undertake this skill within their clinical duties.
What is cannulation?
Intravenous (IV) cannulation is a technique in which a cannula is placed inside a vein to provide access. This allows for samples of blood to be taken as well as the administration of fluids, medications, nutrition, chemotherapy, and blood products.
Our cannulation course enables learners to become proficient in performing the skill of cannulation safely.
- Explain what is a vein and their structure
- Identify the veins associated with cannulation
- Demonstrate the characteristics of a good and bad vein
- Identify patient status that may affect undertaking the procedure
- Identify adverse reactions to the procedure
- Demonstrate knowledge of safer sharps and current legislation
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to deal with sharps injuries
- Demonstrate the correct technique for hand hygiene
- Demonstrate the principles of aseptic non-touch techniques (ANTT)
- Show an understanding of universal precautions associated with cannulisation
- Explain professional accountability and implications to practice
Duration of Course: The course runs from 09:00 – 15:00 for 1/2 Day
Course valid for: Every 3 Years