Course Overview

The one day cannulation course involves the taught theory of cannulation and a practical workshop.  The day will include learning and discussion on:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Consent
  • Local policy & procedure
  • Infection control
  • Cannulation equipment
  • Documentation

Followed by a practical skills workshop, to consolidate learnt theory and practice, giving participants times to practice their new skill on our simulation, mannequin arms under the supervision and guidance of our skilled DREEAM course lead.

Please be aware after this course you will be required to complete an online e-learning module and ten supervised cannulations before clinical sign off, within your own clinical setting.

Who will benefit:

This one day course is aimed at Nurses, HCA’S, CSW’s, AHP’S, ACP’S, Medics, Physician Associates, GP’s, and Paramedics. It has been devised to support both primary and secondary care workers in learning the vital skill of cannulation.


DREEAM, A Floor, West Block, QMC Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham. NG7 2UH

Start and finish times:

08:00 – 16:00 (breaks are built into the course timetable)


Tea/Coffee will be provided


Your course educator is Kerry Laffan who teaches on many of our courses, including ECG and Venepuncture.



Similar courses we offer: Venepuncture course

Please contact us if you have any queries, or if you wish to discuss a bespoke course to fit your specific needs.