Safe Venipuncture Course
California Health and Safety Code (HSC) permits radiologic technologists to perform venipuncture to administer contrast materials manually or by artificial injection only if the technologist has received training in skills, techniques, and safety of performing venipuncture.
The specific training required is outlined in the California Health and Safety Code 106985(b)(d). The California Department of Health Services Radiologic Health Branch is responsible for enforcement.
The Family Health Services Training Center has developed a 10-hour certification course in safe venipuncture that is in compliance with HSC code mentioned above.
For a detailed description of the course, click on brochure