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Cannulation Training Course

This Cannulation training course is designed to teach and train healthcare professionals how to properly and competently use this equipment in all aspects of care.

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About the Cannulation Training Course

Cannulation is the most commonly performed invasive procedure and it's important to know the correct technique, skills and knowledge to perform this procedure well and to a safe standard.

This Cannulation training course will teach your staff what a cannula is, the characteristics of an appropriate vein, the equipment needed, the potential risks/hazards, and how to deal with sharp injuries. This online Cannulation course is suitable for all registered healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives, health visitors and pharmacists. 

Duration Duration Dependent on delivery method, this Cannulation training course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate. 
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this online Cannulation training course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this Cannulation training for nurses, either download your certificate or access it later online.
Cannulation Accreditations Accreditations This online Cannulation course is CPD accredited and delivered by a Skills for Care Endorsed Provider. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. 


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Cannulation Training Course Outline

The aim of this Cannulation training course is to greater increase your knowledge of cannulation and how to perform it safely.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • What is a cannula
  • Advantages of cannulation
  • Indications of cannulation
  • Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • Characteristics of veins
  • Assessment of patient
  • Equipment and reasons for cannula selection
  • Peripheral intravenous cannulation
  • Hazards/risks/complications 
  • Dealing with sharps injury

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Cannulation Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this online Cannulation training course, learners should know and understand the following:  
  • What is a cannula
    Identify what a cannula is
  • Advantages of cannulation
    Learn what the advantages of cannulation are
  • Indications of cannulation
    Learn the indications of cannulation
  • Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
    Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • Characteristics of veins
    Identify the characteristics of an appropriate vein to cannulate
  • Assessment of patient
    Know how to assess the patient
  • Equipment and reasons for cannula selection
    Be able to list the equipment and reasons for cannula selection
  • Peripheral intravenous cannulation
    Observe peripheral intravenous cannulation in a safe and timely manner, with the appropriate device
  • Hazards/risks/complications Be aware of the potential hazards/risks/complications associated with this procedure and the appropriate course of action in dealing with identified risks
  • Dealing with sharps injury
    Learn an understanding of how to deal with sharps injury

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Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at the common Cannulation questions our training experts get asked. 

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A cannula is a small, flexible hollow tube that is inserted into a vein to place fluids that are unable to be taken by mouth, or that need to enter your bloodstream directly. This can include blood, antibiotics or medication. This technique is known as cannulation.

Is venepuncture the same as cannulation?

Cannulation is the procedure of inserting a small tube (a cannula) into a peripheral vein and can be used for the administration of fluids and medication.

Whereas, Venepuncture is inserting a needle into the peripheral veins, for the purpose of aspirating blood.




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Cannulation Training Course Delivery Methods

Our online Cannulation training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.

• Study when you want 
• Track staff progress 
• Study anywhere you want on any device 

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It's easy to get certified in Cannulation Training

Just follow these four simple steps, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work for you and your team.

Book A Course Book this online Cannulation training course by calling us or sending us a message.
Login Once everything has been booked, you will receive login details for you and your staff. 
Complete Course Complete the IV Cannulation training course you purchased in the delivery method you chose. 
Become Certified Great! Now you're certified and can download the Cannulation certificate from the portal.

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