Venepuncture Practical Refresher

Ashfield Services
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

What's covered on the day?

This session will cover the theoretical aspects of Venepuncture. The tutor will build on your understanding; including tutor-led activities, group discussions, and practice related questions.

The emphasis of this course will be practice, and participants will be given ample time to practice venepuncture either on each other or on a manikin.


A Certificate of Attendance will be issued, valid for 3 years. There is a formal summative assessment for this course, and formative assessments of knowledge and understanding will be carried out by the tutor throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Venepuncture & List the reasons for undertaking this clinical procedure
  • Identify the relevant Anatomy & Physiology for Venepuncture
  • State the legal & professional consideration for Venepuncture
  • Demonstrate correct practice relating to handling of sharps and safe systems of work including infection control
  • Recall the potential complications that could arise from Venepuncture
  • Recognise the different systems that organisations use for Venepuncture and list their differences
  • Understand the competency document for completion when back in the clinical setting
  • Undertake practical venepuncture, either on each other, or a manikin
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