Lecture Overview


In this highly practical and back-to-basics refresher, Marcella Dean gives an animated step-by-step guide on how you can become a blood-taking extroadinaire. An area of practice that many are not confident in; let us show you how you can improve your chances of successfully drawing blood. A must-watch for all health professionals who need to collect blood from patients.


Marcella Dean

Marcella Dean has been employed in the health sector for more than 30 years, initially as a Division 2 nurse and then predominantly in pathology. Within this specialty area she has held a number of positions and undertaken a range of roles including collection, management, staff training, professional supervision and course development within pathology branches, major hospitals and academic settings. Marcella is currently the course coordinator for Certificate IV in pathology at Kangan Institute. Marcella has a diploma in Vocational Education and Training and is passionate about teaching students to become competent and caring collectors. She continues to work part time as a collector, as she believe it is important to stay in touch at the “coalface” to ensure that the students learning exceeds industry expectations.




9 Total Rating(s)

Nice to have some reinforcement to my current scope of practice. Great tips and tricks. Helped me understand some of the barriers to venepuncture.

Emily Mamo
30 Aug 2018

Good practical resource

Helen Cootes
28 May 2018

Great presenter

caragh pugh
10 May 2018

Good presenter

Ruth Fisher
05 May 2018

Good lecture with relevant topic covered

Julie Doidge
04 May 2018

Very good, practical and concise training.

Sandra Cornish
01 May 2018

Love it ..i gained knowledge

Sharron Hill
17 Apr 2018

very informative lecture with lots of practical ideas

Ann-Maree Stutz
09 Apr 2018

Very accurate and precise.

Marcella Brown
01 Apr 2018

A very informative presentation!

Jenna He
31 Mar 2018

Great refresher, lecturer was very experienced and very easy to listen too.

Sarah Hedges
18 Mar 2018

A good review of path. collection

Paul Jakubiszyn
14 Mar 2018

A clear, direct and succinct presentation.

Mark Barlow
14 Feb 2018

This en reinforced and broaden my knowledge on best practice of drawing blood. It prompted me to think critically about my own ideas. I understood the presenters key messages.

Dianne Duggen
03 Aug 2017