STN Big 10 Sponsored Walk Funds!

Hello Everyone!

This is just a very short blog post to update you on the funds that were raised during the STN Big 10 sponsored walk last year via the Nursing Society!

Firstly, I would personally just like to thank everyone who participated, raised funds and donated to the causes, your contribution is extremely appreciated! 🙂

I am really delighted to share with you that together we raised a grand total of £684.83 of which £134.83 was donated to the British Heart Foundation- which is superb!

To learn where funds go click the link

And £550 was used to purchase a brand-new Advanced Venipuncture arm which can be used by all students in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice which will support our learning! I hope you enjoy using it! I can’t wait to have a little try! 🙂

Advanced Venipuncture Arm presented to the School of Nursing midwifery and Paramedic Practice Clinical Skills. (F.t. Kevin Robertson-Clinical Skills Centre Assistant and Chloe Jackson -Stage 2 Student nurse)

About the Advanced Arm

(Information taking directly from the webpage)

  • Advanced Pump System reduces internal leakage for a more user-friendly experience
  • Cost-effective vein modules reduce waste and are easy to replace
  • Realistic and palpable vein haptics promote accurate clinical use
  • Easy-to-fit skin-locking system (patent pending) increases anatomical realism
  • New vein gripping feature facilitates correct vein positioning, repeatable training and an easier re-skinning and re-veining process
  • Infusion tube allows for IV fluids to be administered
  • Can be used in conjunction with a simulated patient


Underlying palpable veins:

  • Basilic vein
  • Cephalic vein
  • Dorsal metacarpal veins
  • Median cubital vein


  • Realistic representation of the antecubital fossa (ACF) and metacarpal vein regions
  • Using the Advanced Pump, the arm operates at an accurate blood pressure
  • Provides lifelike blood flashback
  • Increased realism of the arm (look and feel)
  • Gripping system provides true-to-life vein placement


  • Compatible with vacuum blood collection systems, needle & syringe, and IV cannulas
  • Durable skin
  • Extended tubing allows for extra maneuverability in a classroom setting for use with a simulated patient
  • Veins can withstand up to 500 stabs from a 21g needle
  • All features are compatible with Basic and Standard arms


  • Skin surface washable using soap and water
  • Veins are easy to replace, clean, service and maintain


  • Veins contain latex

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