Education & CPD



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  •   Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017
  •   Registration: Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:15
  •   Start: Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:30
  •   End: Thursday, 18 May 2017 14:30
  •   Location: Lecture Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme provides participants with the skill and theory to perform phlebotomy in a competent and safe manner. It will cover topics such as sites used for phlebotomy, criteria for evaluating a vein, principles of an aseptic technique as well as complications that may arise during and after the procedure. Guidance will be given on how to reassure the individual in relation to the procedure and on gaining their consent. While this course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake phlebotomy, it will be necessary for each nurse and midwife attending to ensure that they abide by their local policy on phlebotomy in their place of work.
  • Thursday, 18 May 2017

  • 09:15
  • 09:30
    Introduction and Learning Outcomes
  • 09:35
    Accountability, Scope of Practice and Hospital Policy
  • 10:45
  • 11:05
    Applied Anatomy and Physiology Advantages and disadvantages of different methods used in Phlebotomy
  • 11:35
    Workshop in Phlebotomy
  • 12:50
    Multiple Choice Question Test
  • 13:30
    Questions and Answers and Course Evaluation
  • 14:30
  •   Location: Lecture Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Health Service Executive, (2010) National clinical policy and procedural guideline for nurses and midwives undertaking peripheral cannulation in adults .

  2. scales, K., (2005) Vascular access: a guide to peripheral venous cannulation, Nursing Standard, pp. 48-52..

  3. Walsh, G., (2008) Difficult peripheral venous access: recognizing and managing the patient at risk’,, Journal of the Association of Vascular Access, pp. 198-203..

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