Phlebotomy Training Workshop – Difficult Vascular Access

Event Date : 12/12/2020
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.


  • Dr Khin Saw Yu
    Senior Lecturer / Anaesthesiologist, Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, IMU
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


Early Bird (Before 5 Nov 2020) RM400
Regular RM450
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