Intravenous Therapy

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Short course
  • Islington (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

The course aims to prepare practitioners for safe and effective administration of medications/fluids via the intravenous route. Principles in the care of both peripheral and central vascular access devices are explored. The theoretical component of the study-day focuses on: basic pharmacology of the IV route; the indications for IV therapy; a review of relevant drug calculations; care of both peripheral and central vascular access devices; principles of aseptic non-touch technique in IV practice; and potential complications of IV therapy. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice re-constitution of drug for IV administration and the preparation of both a bolus and an intermittent infusion. Course Information Dates and Fees to be confirmed Tutor Info More information available at http://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/duncan-smith Eligibility The course is designed for registered practitioners whose role (or potential role) involves the administration of medications/fluid/blood products via the intravenous route.

Important information
Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Islington
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Access
IT

Course programme

What will I learn?

You will learn to:

  • List the indications for administering drugs via the intravenous (IV) route;
  • Discuss the professional issues for registered nurses delivering IV therapy;
  • Use mathematical calculations related to the administration of IV therapy;
  • Discuss the differences between peripheral and central vascular access;
  • Describe the anatomical positioning and components of a skin-tunnelled central venous access device and an implantable injection port;
  • Define bolus and intermittent infusion in the context of intravenous therapy;
  • Describe the principles of care for a VAD insertion site.
  • Describe the principles of aseptic non-touch technique in IV administration practice;
  • Demonstrate aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) to reconstitute a powder drug for intravenous administration;
  • Demonstrate ANTT in the administration of a bolus and a free-flow intermittent infusion;
  • Explain the local and systemic complications of IV drug therapy.

Additional information

Teaching and Assessment

  • PowerPoint lecture;
  • Question and answer;
  • Group discussion;
  • Demonstration of skills by the tutor;
  • Practice of skills within a skills-lab environment.

Assessment is ongoing.