Intravenous Therapy

OverviewIntravenous Therapy

Facilitated by registered nurses with first hand clinical experience, this ½ day blended learning course allows participants to demonstrate theoretical and practical competencies within a classroom environment.

This training course is intended to cover all aspects of safe IV administration and associated care. End of course assessment provided to evaluate knowledge.

Why Is It Important?

Intravenous therapy is one of the most common treatments provided across healthcare.

Despite this, there is often a lack of formal training for nurses and other health professionals, before or after registration, in prescribing, administering and managing IV medication administration. This leads to nurses considering IV therapy as “routine” and often being unaware of its importance, benefits and associated risks.

Greater attention to intravenous medication administration is needed in nurse education and it should be prioritised in continuing professional development.

Session Outline

  • Priming and connecting an infusion set
  • Intravenous infusions: problem solving
  • Intravenous infusions: calculating rates
  • Preparation and administration of a peripheral intravenous flush

Aimed At

Registered healthcare professionals looking to enhance their current skills/knowledge and review current practice or looking to acquire new skills.

Facilitated by

Registered nurses with first hand clinical experience