This module introduces participants to venepuncture techniques using the evacuated system, the syringe and needle and intravenous cannula.  It provides opportunities for participants to gain knowledge of the principles and rationale for venepuncture.  Participants will develop skill and competence in venepuncture as well as the management of patients / clients undergoing the procedure in specific situations. Blood collection and cannulation will be performed in a manner that will not result in harm to neither the patient nor the nurse, nor affect the integrity of the sample and accuracy of test results.