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IH51 IV therapy workshop

Course summary

This workshop will benefit nurses from community or acute settings who are new to IV therapy or who would like to refresh their knowledge of safe IV therapy practice through peripheral and central lines.  

Who should attend?

All registered nurses
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Community nurses
Allied health professionals such as pharmacists and paramedics

Important notes

Certificate of attendance and equipment provided.


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

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Aims / objectives

  • To differentiate between peripheral and central venous access and types of devices for both
  • To describe theoretical and practical principles for preparing and administering IV therapy
  • To explore the professional, legal, and ethical issues of IV therapy

Course programme

  • Definition and purpose of IV therapy
  • Methods for delivering IV therapy (continuous, intermittent, bolus injection)
  • Peripheral venous access devices
  • Central venous access devices
  • Preparation of IV therapy
  • Drug calculations
  • Drug compatibility and instability
  • Administration of IV therapy including pump devices
  • Nursing responsibilities for the IV site and maintaining line patency
  • Potential complications and problems associated with IV drug administration.
  • Implications for IV therapy delivery in the community/acute setting.
  • Professional, legal, and ethical issues of IV therapy

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