Venepuncture and IV Cannulation for Radiographers (Single Module)

The overall aim of the module is to enable radiographers to demonstrate competence in terms of the practical skills and decision making processes associated with venepuncture and intravenous cannulation. This is based on the integration of clinical experience with academic underpinning.

The module structure will allow the student to gain theoretical knowledge as well as having the opportunity for experiential reflective learning within their own work place. This will facilitate the development of skilled reflective practitioners with the theoretical knowledge, understanding and competency to practise within their speciality area.

The learning outcomes relate to the ‘Education and Career Framework for the Radiography Workforce’ by allowing students to develop their practice in terms of the administration of medicines within the legal framework of the radiographers role.

The course also fits within the SCoR ‘Learning and Development Framework’ by allowing practitioners to fulfil their continuing professional development needs having identified intravenous cannulation as a goal to enable practice at a higher level in line with their career progression framework.

The theoretical element of the course (lectures, discussions, workshops) will be delivered over one full day. A training arm will be utilised during practical sessions to demonstrate venepuncture and cannulation techniques and allow each student to practice in a safe and controlled environment. An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) will assess theoretical knowledge.

Following the taught element, the practice-based learning component includes keeping a logbook of experience. The clinical supervisor will mentor and assess the students' clinical competency.


Entry requirements

Typical Entry: HCPC registered radiographer, current CPR training, working in clinical practice where venepuncture and intravenous cannulation are commonplace.

Key details

Outcome: Certificate of Competence from the College of Radiographers

Professional registration: CPD Accreditation by the College of Radiographers and Certification of Competence

Start date: This course is delivered several times a year. To discuss dates, please email Simon Holmes. 

Duration: 1 day

Delivery/ Location: One full day at QMU plus 6 month work-based log book

Fees:  £340 - SoR Members (£350 - non-members) 

For further information, including application process, please contact: Simon Holmes (sholmes@qmu.ac.uk) on tel: 0131 474 0000.

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