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IH91 Intravenous therapy core skills

Course summary

Attendee involvement is the key to this programme. It is geared towards confidence building and safe practice. By the end of the day participants will feel able to perform peripheral cannulation and have a solid grounding in managing the patient on intravenous therapy in the community.

Who should attend?

General Nurses
Allied Health Professionals

Important notes

Course materials, evaluation, and certificate of attendance.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Understand the indications and implications of venous cannulation
  • Explore and use various types of equipment.
  • Have a firm grounding for working towards full competence in peripheral venous cannulation.
  • Recognise possible complications and their appropriate management.
  • Calculate and competently administer a variety of IV drugs.

Course programme

  • Venous Cannulation
  • Indications for peripheral cannulation in your practice.
  • Health and safety, infection control
  • Equipment type and choices: peripheral venous access devices.
  • Anatomy: brief overview -land marking prime peripheral sites
  • Demonstration, hints and tips
  • Red flags, complications and management
  • Practical session-
  • IV administration
  • Delivery devices such as syringe pump drivers- types and usage.
  • Drug compatibility and instability
  • Review of PDUK Drug Calculations Workbook for home study
  • Legal and professional implications.

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