Our Trainers

We have a wonderful TEAM!  Our VeinTrainers here to meet you!

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Sarah Phillips BA, MA, Dip N is VeinTrain Founder Managing Director and Clinical Lead

Sarah trained as a nurse in 1993 in Glasgow.   A clinical background of Emergency Nursing led to seven years in Corporate Nursing at a top London NHS Foundation Trust. Sarah worked for the Director of Nursing and Director of Clinical Studies (Imperial College School of Medicine) as Lead Nurse Multi-professional Practice Education. She developed the Clinical Skills Service for the Trust from 1999-2006 until she left moved to Nottinghamshire.  Sarah founded Vein Train Ltd in 2007 and it continues to grow from strength to strength.  

During her time in London she led and delivered a two year training project for all nurses and healthcare support workers in the trust to perform venepuncture and cannulation for their patients. The project achieved a 98% success rate for competency achievement compared to 40% prior to commencement. Sarah also developed the clinical skills teaching for 200 medical students annually.

Sarah's ethos of training centres upon taking skills from the classroom to the clinical environment. Drawing upon a wide range of experience but specialising in venepuncture and cannulation, she believes learning should be fun, safe and learner led.  Sarah has an MA in Organisation Consultancy - Psychoanalytic Approaches and offers Role and Organisation Consultancy.  She divides her time between venepuncture and cannulation courses, writing for academic publication and consulting to organisations.  

Sarah thinks that learning must be effective but it should also be fun!!

Pictured here: At the launch of the Simulation Centre at Chelsea and Westminster, Vein Train's lead trainer met with Sir Nigel Crisp, CEO of the NHS and taught him to place a cannula

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Paulette Basson   -  MA RN. Dip N. BSc. 39 Years direct experience!!!

Paulette joined Vein Train in 2013 and has considerable experience of IV therapy, cannulation and venepuncture. As a member of the first intravenous specialist nursing team in the West Midlands she was part of a team responsible for the reduction in IV cannula and CVC line related bacteraemia infections for her NHS Trust. 

Paulette has a Master in Education and has been a registered nurse for over 38 years and has worked in a range of healthcare settings, including practice development. Paulette  has considerable experience of teaching, acquired during her employment as an intravenous clinical nurse specialist.  Paulette works solely for VeinTrain and supports junior staff

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Paula Lezama -  RN. Dip N. BSc.

Paula joined Vein Train in 2008 and has considerable experience of IV therapy, cannulation and venepuncture she now manager a large phlebotomy department at an acute NHS Trust.

As a member of the first intravenous specialist nursing team in the West Midlands she was part of a team responsible for the reduction in IV cannula and CVC line related bacteraemia infections for her NHS Trust. 

She has been a registered nurse for over 18 years and has worked in a range of healthcare settings, including vascular surgical nursing  and accident and emergency   nursing. She has also worked as a senior Cath Lab and recovery nurse. Paula has considerable experience of teaching, acquired during her employment as an intravenous clinical nurse specialist, an assistant clinical educator and overseas nurse programme facilitator.  She is currently a clinical educator  working in one of the top NHS Foundation trust in the West Midlands.

 

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Peter Mclaughlin

Peter has worked in nursing support roles, as Health Care Assistant / Support Worker since 2000 after leaving college in Endoscopy, Gynaecology, Medical and General Surgery Ward, Accident & Emergency unit, HM Prison Service (Senior Phlebotomist / Health Care Assistant - Substance Misuse ), General Surgery / Urology OPD, Staff Bank in ENT OPD, Gynaecology OPD, Operating Theatres, CCU, HDU, Oncology Wards , Care of the Elderly, Acute Assessment Unit.

Pathology: started as a Medical Laboratory Assistant, Bart Health NHS Trust (formerly Bart's and The London NHS Trust) Virology before moving to the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust where I trained as a Adult Phlebotomist and Medical Laboratory Assistant in Haematology / Clinical Biochemistry, 2004. At present working solely with VeinTrain and is one of our core team members making sure HQ processes work smoothly out in the field as well as delivering fantastic coaching and training.

 

 

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 Pamela Capa 

Pamela (pictured on the right furthest from screen) joined Vein Train in 2009 and has suervised both on the day and offers lead training for Venepuncture and Cannulation.

Diploma of Medical Laboratory Assistant from Italy. Trained as a phlebotomist at Chelsea and Westminster hospital. Re-trained as a Neonatal Phlebotomist in their NNU unit. Currently employed in private hospitals and working for VeinTrain Ltd. 

Pamela offers supportive, direct and clear guidance.  Her coaching style is solid and firm and she draws on her experience to suit delegates individual experience.

 
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Holds a phlebotomist certificate from Charing Cross Hospital and has assisted in training at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, King's College Medical Student VeinTrain day (Guy's Hospital, London), Southbank Nursing Student VeinTrain Day (St Thomas' Hospital)  

Currently a medical photographer using cannulas in Fluorescein angiography and consultant to VeinTrain courses, particualry larger event contracts but also at the National courses at VeinTrain Royal College of Surgeons, London.   

Paolo has a directive and clear coaching style, giving you assurance and confidence in technique.

 

 

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Cathryn Watters RN

Cathryn  leads on Intravnous Therapy and Venepuncture and Cannulation.  She has built an online webinar course for Central Line - observer level for generic access.  (coming 2016)

I am a dedicated and motivated nurse, having worked at a senior level for many years. I have a high level of clinical skills as well as key managerial, teaching, mentorship and corporate.


I have scoped, initiated, developed and managed new services both in the NHS and private sector 
I pride myself in ensuring all services developed are clinically sound and have robust pathways and protocols at their roots so as to ensure they are strong and secure.
My drive is always to ensure the patient is at the centre of any care pathway and all services are developed ensuring high quality patient care, with their needs kept central.
I believe that a strong cohesive team is the only way to ensure success, one that is led by example and ensures those in the team feel able to influence and develop any change required. Communication and transparency is key to ensuring a happy, focused and driven team that will then in turn ensure a strong clinical service.

I have undergone The McQuaig Self - Development Survey which I am happy to share with you to show my Professional Behavioural Profile.

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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