Marcella Dean
07 December 2015

Hit that Vein: A Guide to Drawing Blood Correctly

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.


Emily Mamo30 Aug 2018
Nice to have some reinforcement to my current scope of practice. Great tips and tricks. Helped me understand some of the barriers to venepuncture.

Helen Cootes28 May 2018
Good practical resource

caragh pugh10 May 2018
Great presenter

Ruth Fisher05 May 2018
Good presenter

Julie Doidge04 May 2018
Good lecture with relevant topic covered

Sandra Cornish01 May 2018
Very good, practical and concise training.

Sharron Hill17 Apr 2018
Love it ..i gained knowledge

Ann-Maree Stutz09 Apr 2018
very informative lecture with lots of practical ideas

Marcella Brown01 Apr 2018
Very accurate and precise.

Jenna He31 Mar 2018
A very informative presentation!

Sarah Hedges18 Mar 2018
Great refresher, lecturer was very experienced and very easy to listen too.

Paul Jakubiszyn14 Mar 2018
A good review of path. collection

Mark Barlow14 Feb 2018
A clear, direct and succinct presentation.

Dianne Duggen03 Aug 2017
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.

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