Train the Trainer - Venepuncture


Train the Trainer – Venepuncture




Our phlebotomy venepuncture training course is aimed at any healthcare worker whose responsibilities comprise of taking blood and can also be beneficial to those looking to advance their venepuncture skillset.

Delegates will gain theoretical knowledge of venepuncture by discussing topics such as the anatomy of veins, select a suitable site and the correct order of draw. A practical session will allow the delegates to practice venepuncture on a synthetic arm.

During the practical session, the delegate will:

  • Learn how to identify the suitable veins for Venepuncture
  • Learn how to identify the indications and contraindications for both the practitioner and the patient
  • Discuss the equipment used for performing Venepuncture
  • Made aware of the full procedure and raise awareness for potential policy variations
  • Practice in a controlled environment to help develop Venepuncture skills
  • Consider Venepuncture from patients point of view

Phlebotomy Venepuncture Training Course Summary:

  • Define Venepuncture
  • Identify roles and responsibilities, relevant to the area of work and Venepuncture
  • Discuss accountability and consent
  • Label anatomy of vein assess and select suitable sites for Venepuncture and sites to be avoided
  • Describe scenarios when not to take blood
  • Discuss and practise skills such as timing, using less dominant hand, tourniquet usage and also angles of needle
  • List equipment required for Venepuncture
  • Explain order of draw and it’s importance
  • Discuss and list labelling a sample accurately
  • Identify relevant polices and procedures to area of work
  • Breakdown the potential complications associated with Venepuncture and discuss appropriate actions to prevent and/or treat common errors, complications and problems you may encounter
  • Outline basic first aid in relation to Phlebotomy
  • Review the full procedure
  • Practice by using a simulation arm
  • Reflective piece based on Venepuncture experience – seeing it from patients point of view

We provide the delegate with an activity book and a reflection template for working in, taking notes, for revalidation and competency sign off in their workplace.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates who complete this training course will have gained increased understanding of issues surrounding venepuncture such as procedures, issues and accurate handle and labelling of samples as well as being able to correctly draw blood.

Delegates will have carried out practical exercises on prosthetic arms and anatomical models.


This course lasts approximately 3 hours, a 6-hour course is also available that we recommend for staff who are new to venepuncture. We also recommend the 6-hour version of the course for staff who want a classroom based competency of the procedure signed off.


Delegates will be issued with certificates of attendance valid for a period of 1 year.

Additional information


Stoke on Trent May 2019, Distance learning, 1-2-1 Assessment Day, Group Booking