Venepuncture 101


Does the thought of drawing blood make you squirm? Are you dreading next year’s procedural logbook more than a vegetarian vampire in a room full of bleeding O negs? This workshop has got you covered.

Whether you’re team Edward or team Jacob, you’ll soon discover that handling bloodwork on the wards is all about practice-practice-practice. In this session, you’ll be given an introduction to the procedural techniques required for venepuncture, as well as a chance to hone your skills on practice arms. Learn from top proceduralists in the field who’ll guide you through the greatest veins. Get a head-start on a skill essential for your next few years in the hospitals, all in a safe learning environment amongst similary-skilled MD1s. With the right sharps at your disposal, you’ll be shedding fewer blood, sweat and tears in no time!


Available to MD1


Key facilitator:

  • Ms Louise Palmer