Cannulation Training

This half-day course is delivered by clinical specialists and will equip delegates with the skills and knowledge required to gain competence in performing cannulation.

Suitable for: All healthcare professionals.

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To provide practioners with the skills and knowledge in order to become proficient in performing the skill of cannulation safely.


  • Overview of venous anatomy and correct vein selection.
  • Discuss legal and professional responsibilities.
  • Identify correct cannulation selection and technique.
  • Identify potential adverse reactions to the procedure and how to manage complications if they occur.
  • Discuss infection, prevention and control and various health and safety issues.

At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional responsibilities including consent.
  • Justify the need for cannulation.
  • Be aware of venous anatomy and reasons for good vein selection.
  • Demonstrate appropriate infection prevention and safety principles when performing cannulations.
  • Outline the potential complications during and after cannulation.
  • Demonstrate good technique while inserting a cannula into a manikin arm.
  • Perform a venous cannulation in a real person under supervision.

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9am – 2pm

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4 CPD Hours