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


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, 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.



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