Neonatal and Paediatric Cannulation & IV Therapy  CPD

Course Information

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11 July 2018 09:00 Full day £180 CS6037 Apply Now

Course Content

One day course designed to train neonatal health professionals in the practical and theoretical principles of Neonatal IV Cannulation & Blood Sampling.

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Tutor Info

Rosemary Lanlehin, Neonatal lecturer, City, University of London

Rosemary Lanlehin joined City in December 2001. Neonatal Lecturer, Programme Director for MSc Advance Practice in Health and Social care Route Leader for BSC Nursing (Neonatal Route).

Rosemary is a neonatal lecturer, programme director for MSc Advance Practice in Health and Social care and Route Leader for BSC Nursing (Neonatal Route) in the Early Years Division, School of Health Sciences. She was a neonatal sister and clinical educator in a busy tertiary neonatal unit, at Homerton University Trust between 1997-2001 prior to her appointment at City.

Rosemary qualified as a Registered General Nurse in Nigeria, in 1988, and completed her Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies in the UK in 1993. She has since completed her teacher training in 1998, and was awarded DG Dip, HE. She later completed her MA in Higher Education and MSC in Social Research Methods and Statistics. Rosemary's role as a Neonatal Lecturer and clinical link lecturer enables her to develop curricula tailored to meet the needs of contemporary neonatal care. One of these curricula developments is latest development of MSC Advance Clinical practice in Health and Social Care (Neonatal Route).

Rosemary is experienced in neonatal and paediatric intensive care with special interest in cardiac intensive care and parent satisfaction with care.


This course is appropriate for any healthcare professional responsible for cannulation and IV therapy, working with babies and children.

Including neonatal trained nurses, nurses, doctors, ANNP, healthcare assistants and healthcare support workers.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

What will I learn?

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular system including veins and arteries
  • Fluid and electrolytes
  • Pain management
  • Accountability, Responsibility, Duty of Care-Ethico-legal aspects of Cannulation
  • Health and safety Issues and management
  • Cannulation Practice

Teaching and Assessment

  • Pre-course Quiz
  • Cannulation practice
  • Completion of Competency in practice

Recommended Reading

Bagnasco, A., Pezzi, E., Rosa, F., Fornonil, L. & Sasso, L.( 2012) "Distraction techniques in children during venipuncture: an Italian experience", Journal Of Preventive Medicine And Hygiene, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 44-48.

Basnet, S., Shrestha, L. & Shrestha, P.S. (2010) "Sucrose as an analgesic in relieving procedural pain in neonates", Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 325-331.

Berrington, J.E., Snowdon, C. & Fenton, A.C. (2010) "Parents' attitudes to neonatal research involving venepuncture", Clinical Ethics, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 148-155.

Harrison, D., Loughnan, P., Manias, E. & Johnston, L. (2009) "Analgesics Administered During Minor Painful Procedures in a Cohort of Hospitalized Infants: A Prospective Clinical Audit", Journal of Pain, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 715-722.

Kapellou, O. (2011) "Blood sampling in infants (reducing pain and morbidity)", BMJ Clinical Evidence, vol. 2011.

Kapellou, O. (2009) "Blood sampling in infants (reducing pain and morbidity)", BMJ Clinical Evidence, vol. 2009.

Scherman, E., Johansson, L., Gradin, M., van, d.B. & Eriksson, M. (2014) "Procedural pain in neonates: Do nurses follow national guidelines? A survey to Swedish neonatal units", Journal of Neonatal Nursing, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 31-36.

Shah, V.S. & Ohlsson, A. (2011) "Venepuncture versus heel lance for blood sampling in term neonates", The Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews, , no. 10, pp. CD001452.

Spasojevic, S. & Bregun-doronjski, A. (2011) A simultaneous comparison of four neonatal pain scales in clinical settings.

Spasojevic, S. & Bregun-Doronjski, A. (2011) "A simultaneous comparison of four neonatal pain scales in clinical settings", The Journal Of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine: The Official Journal Of The European Association Of Perinatal Medicine, The Federation Of Asia And Oceania Perinatal Societies, The International Society Of Perinatal Obstetricians, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 590-594.

Leads To...

Competency in Neonatal cannulation and Venepuncture.

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