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Venous cannulation
Venous cannulation

Complete this course to earn 2 CPD hour

Venous cannulation is used for intravenous administration of fluids, drugs, parenteral nutrition, or radio opaque contrast media, and to allow frequent or repeated blood sampling. This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform the insertion of an intravenous line for venous cannulation. Offering both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator enables you to practise and test your ability to insert an intravenous line in a forearm vein, with cross-sectional animations to enable understanding. You may practise the steps of the procedure online as often as you like until you feel confident.

In this interactive simulation, you’ll learn:

  • indications, contraindications and complications related to venous cannulation
  • how to prepare for venous cannulation
  • to visualise the anatomy of the main veins of the forearm, using our anatomy illustrations and 3D model
  • to practise and perfect your skills in inserting an intravenous line in a forearm vein and flushing the cannnula
  • how to secure the cannula
  • correct post-procedure considerations.

Note: As the interactive elements of this module are Flash-based, this module should be completed on a Mac or PC as it may not suitable for all mobile or tablet devices.

Completing this online module accumulates 2 hours of CPD for nurses.