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2023 Venepuncture & Cannulation Workshop Parramatta

Speciality Classification
Start Date
6/9 Wentworth Street PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Face to face
Time / Duration
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

Disclaimer This workshop does not deem you as competent in peripheral venepuncture and cannulation. Throughout this workshop, you will be able to practice peripheral venepuncture and cannulation under supervision in a simulated environment. Competence is determined by your employer and your institution’s policies. At the conclusion of this workshop, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion.

Who should attend 
This course is suitable for healthcare professionals who are required to perform peripheral venepuncture and/or peripheral catheterisation as part of their scope of practice.  

Key learning outcomes 
On completion, participants will be better able to: 

  • Outline the legal and professional requirements related to venepuncture and cannulation.  
  • Apply the principles of Hand Hygiene and Aseptic Technique to peripheral venepuncture and cannulation.  
  • Recognise the anatomy and physiology related to peripheral veins and arteries  
  • Locate the position of peripheral veins and correctly identify the appropriate vein for peripheral venepuncture and cannulation   
  • Identify precautions and contraindications to venepuncture  
  • Assess patient venous access, identify restrictions, and determine appropriate equipment required for venepuncture 
  • Explain the order of draw process and documentation requirements post draw 
  • Demonstrate the correct venepuncture technique and blood sample collection using a vacutainer and a butterfly needle. 
  • Identify precautions and contraindications to peripheral cannulation 
  • Determine appropriate cannula and insertion site for relevant therapy needs. 
  • Identify restrictions and determine appropriate equipment required for peripheral cannulation  
  • Demonstrate the correct peripheral intravenous cannula insertion technique, including securing the cannula insitue. 
  • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of peripheral cannulation, care, and maintenance practices.

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ACN members
Please log in to your membership account using the My ACN drop down box on our website. 
Non members
If you have never enrolled into one of our online courses, you will need to “create a new account” following the prompts.  
If you have previously enrolled, you can log on using your previous username and password.
By registering for the short course you are agreeing to the registration Terms and Conditions.

Modules / Topics


8:45 am


9:00 am

Session 1

  • Updates in the Clinical Care Standards

  • Patient and Environmental Safety

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Veins and Artery Revision

10:15 am

Morning tea

10:30 am

Session 2 – Venepuncture Theoretical

  • Overview and equipment

  • Order of Draw

  • Blood Culture collection

  • Venepuncture method – vacutainer

  • Venepuncture method – butterfly needle

  • Complications and troubleshooting

11:10 am

Session 2 – Venepuncture Practical

  • Hands-on practice session in a simulated environment

12:40 pm


1:30 pm

Session 3 – Cannulation Theoretical

  • Preparing the patient

  • Cannula selection

  • Cannula site selection

  • Cannulation technique

  • Complications and troubleshooting

2:10 pm

Session 3 – Cannulation Practical

  • Hands-on practice session in a simulated environment

3:40 pm

Wrap up and evaluation

4:00 pm


2023 Venepuncture & Cannulation Workshop Parramatta
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Start Date
Price Details
ACN Members : $350
6/9 Wentworth Street PARRAMATTA NSW 2150