Phlebotomy Training Workshop – Difficult Vascular Access

Event Date : 18/11/2017
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

Target Audience

  • Laboratory / Radiology Technicians
  • Staff Nurses
  • Medical Intern / Students
  • Research Assistant

Keynote Speaker

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


 Registration Fee   (All fees inclusive GST 6%)

Regular RM550

Conference Programme

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 Tun Yee, O&G Specialist, 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 Tun Yee
Dr Sharena a/p Manocaran
3:00pm Q&A
3:15pm Collecting Certificate of Attendance & Closing
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