Phlebotomy Training Workshop – Difficult Vascular Access

Event Date : 22/06/2019
Event Time : 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Patients coming for venipuncture for lab tests and intravenous cannulations are an ongoing challenge in healthcare. Obesity, extremes of age and several medical conditions like severe burns, chemotherapy patients, end stage renal disease may make it extremely difficult for the health care professional to gain vascular access.

This workshop explores different aspects of phlebotomy – starting from routine blood taking to the difficult vascular access issues.


  • To produce competent phlebotomist
  • To stimulate a life-long pursuit of education in the medical field
  • To develop interpersonal skills in communicating with patient
  • To provide better educational and employment opportunities


8:30am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am Welcome Address & Role of Phlebotomy
9:10am Correct Technique of Drawing Blood
Dr Sharena a/p Manocaran
Lecturer, Clinical Skills and
Simulation Centre, IMU
9:55am Standard Precaution
Dr Hazlina binti Abu Bakar
Lecturer, Clinical Skills and
Simulation Centre, IMU
10:40am Tea Break
11:00am Competent Phlebotomist
Dr Ramanathan Subramanian
Lecturer, Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, IMU
11:45am Intravenous Cannulation & Difficult Vascular Access
Dr Khin Saw Yu
Anaesthesiologist / Senior Lecturer, IMU
12:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm Hands-On
Dr Khin Saw Yu
Dr Ramanathan Subramanian
Dr Hazlina binti Abu Bakar
Dr Sharena a/p Manocaran
3:00pm Q&A
3:15pm Collecting Certificate of Attendance & Closing

Registration Fee (per pax)

Early Bird (by 8 May 2019) RM400
Regular RM450


Dr Khin Saw Yu
Senior Lecturer / Anaesthesiologist,
Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre,
International Medical University,
Bukit Jalil

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