Phlebotomy For Nurses

Everything a nurse needs to know in order to successfully draw blood from peripheral veins and central lines

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All my video courses are 30% off and come with CEU’s!

Because they come with continuing education from an ANCC accredited provider, they’re often eligible for reimbursement from your employer, making them FREE! Talk to your manager or education department :)

I'm also offering larger discounts for facilities and group purchases of 10 or more. Email me at [email protected] for more information

Are you starting a job at a facility that requires nurses to perform blood draws?

Are you a nurse caring for COVID-19 patients and having to learn how to draw blood for the first time?

Do you simply want to improve your practice and increase your knowledge of venipuncture and phlebotomy?

Many hospitals are starting to rely on nurses for blood draws instead of lab techs and phlebotomists. Many other facilities are adopting policies that require nurses to do all their own lab draws when caring for COVID-19 patients.

This puts a lot of extra stress on already busy nurses and can be a real challenge to figure out on your own while juggling a heavy patient assignment. Without proper training, your chances of hurting yourself or a patient are very high. No one wants a needle-stick injury, and no nurse wants to cause harm to their patient.

Unfortunately nursing schools very rarely teach their students how to perform a simple venipuncture, almost never cover the correct order of draw, how to properly draw blood cultures, or even the steps on how to draw blood from a central line. Most facilities expect you to have already learned these things in nursing school, and often have vague, unhelpful policies regarding drawing blood.

This video course will walk you through every step of drawing blood, from the very basics like order of draw, aseptic technique, venipuncture techniques and blood cultures, to drawing blood on difficult patient populations and central line draws. You'll learn how to choose a vein, how to hold the various types of needle sets, how to activate the safety in the safest ways possible, and much much more!

I created this course using knowledge and experience from 8 years working as a phlebotomist, and over 10 years teaching phlebotomy and venipuncture technique. I structured the content with busy nurses in mind, and tried to condense the material in order to teach in the most time-efficient way possible.

The course comes with 2 CEUs and a certificate of completion (which makes it eligible for reimbursement from your employer in many cases). Once you sign up, you'll have lifetime access to the course, including any material that I add or update.

Each lecture is accompanied by high quality images and HD video so you can see exactly what's happening, a transcription if you prefer to read the material, and you'll get a look inside a vein using my clear gelatin vein models.

The course also contains dozens of full-length demonstration videos using different methods, vein locations, and skin coloration on varying types of patients.


I started a private Facebook group for everyone who signs up for the course. This is where you can ask me questions and we can discuss everything venipuncture related! I try to check in at least once per day so I can personally help you with whatever problem you might be encountering. My goal is to help you become proficient drawing blood, whatever that might take!

Your Instructor

The IV Guy
The IV Guy

Phlebotomist since 2007, nurse since 2015, teaching venipuncture since 2009!

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own, including any future edits or additions.
Who is this course for?
This course is geared towards nurses and nursing students, but anyone licensed to perform venipuncture can benefit from it.
Do you offer CEUs?
YES! The course has been approved for 2 contact hours by an ANCC accredited provider.
Do you cover Pediatrics?
The techniques shown in the course will help you perform venipuncture on any patient population, but I do not address pediatrics specifically. I am working with a NICU/Peds nurse to create a separate pediatric venipuncture course which should be finished in the summer of 2020.
How much does the course cost?
It's currently on sale for $103 for the duration of the pandemic, then it will be $147 after.
Do you offer a discount if I buy both courses?
YES! There's some crossover between this and the IV course, so if you purchase this one, you have the option during checkout to also purchase the IV course at a steep discount!
What if I'm not happy with the course?
I’ll do everything I can to help you become proficient at venipuncture, but if the course doesn’t meet your expectations I offer a full 30 day money back guarantee. Just email me, and I would be happy to refund you.

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