Venipuncture IV Training Course And Phlebotomy Practice Kit

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  • The venipuncture kit includes real medical instruments you will need to practice the 30 step-by-step practical projects. The course explains the art and science of phlebotomy, setting up an IV-line, & related skills. Most importantly, the Venipuncture Trainer & Phlebotomy Kit gives students the opportunity to practice these skills before entering a clinical setting.
  • The illustrated hands-on course is available online.
  • Take the IV kit with you wherever you go – It’s lightweight, mobile, & the perfect resource for all venipuncture and IV skills training & workshops.

On completion of the phlebotomy and IV skills course, students should have gained:

The following skills:

  • Collecting capillary blood
  • Drawing venous blood (various techniques)
  • Drawing arterial blood
  • Giving a subcutaneous injection
  • Giving an intramuscular injection
  • You will receive basic information regarding other specimens (excluding blood) received by the medical technology lab (e.g. urine, sputum, & pus)
  • You will understand how to deal with common and uncommon complications of venipuncture

An understanding of:

  • The importance of taking a medical history before performing any invasive procedures
  • The importance of adhering to basic principles of sterility & asepsis
  • The items used to perform a venipuncture procedure & putting up an IV line
  • The basic principles of venipuncture
  • The basic principles of putting up an IV line
  • Various techniques of drawing venous, arterial, & capillary blood.
  • Various types of injections (e.g. local & regional anesthetic injections)

Course Material

  • Online access to the course (Interactive eBook format – videos inside)
  • The Venipuncture Ebook

Basic Phlebotomy Mini Arm

  • A simple, but effective, Venipuncture Trainer is included.
  • Lumen stoppers/connectors


  • Syringe 0.5ml (pre-assembled with 30G needle)
  • Syringe 5ml
  • Syringe 10 ml


  • Syringe needles 22 Gauge
  • Syringe needles 20 Gauge
  • Syringe needles 18 Gauge
  • Safety needles 21 Gauge – engineered to minimize real-time risk

IV Related

  • Catheter – device for transferring IV fluid and medication into a vein
  • IV catheter 22 Gauge
  • IV catheter 20 Gauge
  • Butterflies – flexible tube with winged needle for injections
  • Small IV fluid package (100 ml saline or dextrose). IV Projects: use the clear IV fluid. Phlebotomy projects: make fake blood by adding red food colorant (not supplied in the kit).
  • IV Lines – IV tubing for conducting IV fluid from IV bag to trainer
  • IV line – adult
  • IV line – child

Vials & Vacuum Tubes

  • Vials – to demonstrate how to open and draw up fluid from glass or plastic
  • Glass vial – 10ml saline or sterile water
  • Plastic vial – 10ml normal saline or sterile water
  • Vacuum container hub (regular) – dedicated phlebotomy device for holding vacuum tubes
  • Vacuum container needles (regular) –dedicated needles connect to a vacuum container hub
  • Plain vacuum tubes – Color-coded vacuum tubes for collecting blood
  • Vacuum container hub


  • Lancets – for piercing the skin to sample capillary blood
  • Lancets – safety
  • Lancets – regular


  • Tourniquets – Reduce or stop venous return, to engorge veins
  • Tourniquet (re-usable)
  • Tourniquet (disposable)
  • Tegaderm™ or equivalent – dressing often used after setting up IV

Additional Items

  • Ruler
  • One skin marker pen – for marking venous or arterial anatomy
  • Alcohol prep swabs – to aseptically prepare the skin for procedures
  • Clean gauze squares – used for cleaning or as a dry dressing
  • Cotton swabs – used for cleaning or as a dry dressing
  • Roll of strapping – to secure, e.g., dressings or IV tubes
  • Work surface cover – clean, waterproof cover for procedures
  • Gloves (non-latex) – use to prevent cross infection
  • Sharps waste container – to safely dispose of potentially hazardous items and materials
  • Lab requisition forms –for requesting blood tests or other laboratory tests
  • Various forms and illustrations – use while studying the course material

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Mar 2023
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About The Apprentice Doctor

Dr. Anton Scheepers is the founder of The Apprentice Doctor® and the Future Doctors Academy. Dr. Anton is a qualified and practicing Medical Professional with more than 20 years experience as a specialist surgeon in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaw, and the hard and soft tissues of the head and neck region. It is a recognized international surgical specialty and it is uniquely placed right at the center of the medical and dental worlds.

Dr. Anton Scheepers has completed rotations in:

General Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

He is an international presenter at premedical and medical skills conferences, workshops and camps across the world. Dr. Anton Scheepers is a gifted presenter with a colorful career. From treating leprosy patients in a large leprosarium to treating soldiers and civilians in a bush war in Namibia, and rendering medical services to prisoners – including death-row prisoners to working with classified and dangerous psychiatric patients.

His training varied between basic medical sciences, surgery, and dentistry. He started a medical sciences section in the largest Science Center in Africa – the Sci-Bono Discovery Science Center and was involved with medical research in collaboration with Dr. Sandy Marks Jr. from the University of Massachusetts. Experience includes academic, public, military as well as private practice – all this experience in one person and now Dr. Anton is eager to see young people fulfilling their dreams of becoming great medical professionals.

Dr. Anton Scheepers has a keen interest in medical education as the head of the Premedical Sciences Department at the Solid Rock Community and Virtual Schools based in Tampa, Florida. He is still a practicing medical professional as well as the director of The Apprentice Corporation – an organization with the mission of assisting prospective medical professionals towards fulfilling their dreams. He is the author of 4 books*, a number of International medical articles and the accredited Apprentice Doctor® high school course material available at selected schools in the USA.

*Books published:

  • For Future Doctors Foundation Medical Course        ISBN: 978-0-9815066-0-9
  • How to Suture Wounds Course                                  ISBN: 978-0-9815066-1-6
  • The Apprentice Doctor Venipuncture Course           ISBN: 978-0-9815066-2-3
  • For Future Medical Professionals Activity Logbook   ISBN: 978-0-9815066-4-7

Dr. Anton Scheepers has written articles in various publications of International Medical Journals on subjects such as:

  • Penetrating injuries of the head and neck
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Dental treatment of the psychiatric patient
  • Various articles on Oral Manifestations of Leprosy
  • In addition to the publications, Dr. Scheepers has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences

Awards and commendations include:

  • P Grant Smith Gold medal for Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The College of Medicine Silver Medal in Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The Michael and Janie Miller Prize final year Surgery
  • Commendation for excellent service rendering by the Director of the Department of Health
  • Commendation for excellent service rendering by the director of Prison services

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