2. The Learning Experience

  1. Sarah Phillips1,
  2. Mary Collins2 and
  3. Lisa Dougherty OBE3
  1. Sarah Phillips

Published Online: 23 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393231.ch2

Venepuncture and Cannulation

Venepuncture and Cannulation

How to Cite

Phillips, S. (2011) The Learning Experience, in Venepuncture and Cannulation (eds S. Phillips, M. Collins and L. Dougherty OBE), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393231.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Vein Train Ltd, London, UK

  2. 2

    Imperial College, Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

  3. 3

    The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Vein Train Ltd, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148603

Online ISBN: 9781444393231



  • the learning experience;
  • different approaches to education, training and assessment - for venepuncture and cannulation;
  • environment of work and learning - drawing on behavioural sciences, offering illumination on complexities in learning at work;
  • knowledgeable and practical learning - and theoretical learning;
  • learners, benefitting from protected time - in environments, conducive to acquiring theoretical knowledge, as anatomy, physiology, specialised terminology and equipment design;
  • any division of theory and skill done carefully - artificial split, not reflecting reality of healthcare roles;
  • experiential learning - diverse approaches to learning, cognitive, social and humanist;
  • self-directed study, practical approach for learning - while working and completed at a time;
  • multi-professional learning;
  • healthcare support workers (HSW) - registered practitioners, bound by their code of professional conduct, accountable for their actions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction

  • Knowledgeable and Practical Learning

  • Learning Methods

  • Assessing Learning

  • Professionals Learning

  • Conclusion

  • References