Hospitals & Services

Cannulation Workshop

Aims/Purpose​The aim of the workshop is to provide an evidence based theoretical and practical session initiating the participant on the skill required to perform cannulation.
  • ​Patient communication
  • Anatomy and physiology in relation to cannulation
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Cannulation techniques and appropriate use of equipment.
  • Blood sampling from a cannula.
  • Medications and administration in relation to peripheral cannulae.
  • Complications and management - from insertion, post insertion and beyond.
  • Lab practicum.
2017 Dates​2 March, 5 April, 17 May, 22 June, 23 August,
21 September, 25 October, 29 November,
12 December
Duration3 hours - 0900-1200hrs
LocationClinical Skills Unit
5th Floor
Christchurch Hospital
Contact person

All enquiries to Elizabeth Culverwell, IV Nurse Educator
ext 81529

Target Audience​Registered Nurses, Midwives, Enrolled Nurses (transitioned), Doctors.
  • ​Initial IV therapy certification
  • Venepuncture certification
  • *NB Partnering organisations please refer to your NE/Nurse Manager who has a copy of the package and tests (ie St Georges, Southern Cross, Pegasus, Nurse Maude, Rural PHO, Riccarton Clinic). Marking will be completed by your NE's or NM's. NE's/NM's please retain this information on your files.
healthLearn This course is now available on healthLearn.
Links to CDHB/MOH initiativesA strategic objective of the CDHB Annual Plan is that people receive timely and appropriate care.  Timely access to high quality hospital and specialist services improves health outcomes. (CDHB Annual Plan, 2013)


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