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Intravenous (IV) Therapy Workshop – RCN (6511) Accredited

Intravenous (IV) Therapy Workshop – RCN (6511) Accredited
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This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 12th February 2019
Accreditation applies only to the educational content of the programme and does not apply to any product

Intravenous (IV) Therapy Workshop
  • The Intravenous (IV) Therapy Workshop is designed to provide learners with the underpinning concepts to be able to instill knowledge on Intravenous Therapy in order to develop participant’s knowledge and skills in the administration of medicine and other fluids and proper hygiene patterns to the patients in the healthcare setting.
  • The qualification is ideal for new starters and experienced staff requiring a refresher alike and is designed for the health and social care sectors including government and private hospitals, private ambulance services, nursing homes, care homes, domiciliary care providers, nurseries, neonatal and paediatric intensive care and doctor’s surgeries etc.
  • The qualification has been designed to incorporate the guidance and best practices of medication safety from the Medication Act and other government guidance.
Aims of the workshop:
  • The aim of the course is to explore concepts on IV Therapy indications, complications , care and management theory in order to develop your knowledge and skills
  • Contribute to and manage a high performance and effective skills in IV Therapy
  • Develop your ability to link theories with practice through skills assessment and clinical competencies
  • Confidently challenge current health and social care practices, and use appropriate evidence to articulate your views.
Course Details
  • Legal and Professional Considerations
  • Professional Code of Conduct
  • Principles of Nursing
  • Arenas of Accountability
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Principles of Consent
  • Informed Consent
  • Algorithm 1: Assessment
  • Algorithm 2: Fluid Resuscitation
  • Algorithm 3: Routine Maintenance
  • Algorithm 4: Replacement and Redistribution
  • Principles of IV Therapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Circulatory System
  • Vein Structure Anatomy
  • Locating Suitable Veins
  • The physiology of Fluid Balance
  • Major Electrolytes
  • Complication of Inadequate Flow Control
  • IV Therapy Incidents/Reports
  • MHRA Incidents
  • Medication Incidents
  • Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI)
  • Prevention and Management of
  • Infusion/Device-Related Bloodstream Infections
  • 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene
  • Hand-washing Technique
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Skin Preparation
  • Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT)
  • The Rights of Medicine Administration
  • Intravenous (IV) Therapy
  • Indications for IV Therapy
  • Prescription
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the IV Route
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  • Preparation: Factors Affecting Stability
  • Labelling
  • Types of Vascular Access Device
  • Central Lines
  • Peripheral Cannula
  • Flushes
  • Methods of Administering IV Drugs
  • Transfusion Therapy
  • Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)
  • IV Administration Sets
  • Burettes Administration Set
  • Administration Sets for Blood and Blood Components
  • Administration Sets- Parenteral Nutrition (PN)
  • Pressure Monitoring Sets
  • IV Catheter Hubs/Caps Connector
  • Prevent Incompatibilities of Drugs
  • Infusion Related Complications
  • Care/Access of Vascular Access Device Sites
  • Peripheral Intravenous Cannula Ongoing Care Observation & Record
  • Drugs in Solution and Calculation
  • Percentage
  • Ratio Solution
  • Intravenous Fluid Prescriptions (Drip Rates)
  • Drip Calculations in Drop/Minute
  • Connection and Syringe Driver Rates
  • Syringe Drivers and Volumetric Pumps
  • Calculating Complex Infusion Rates
  • Recordkeeping and Documentation
  • Knowledge and Practical Skills Assessment
Target Audience: Registered Practitioner (RGNs, Medical Doctors)
Duration: 0900-1800
Fee: £165
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.

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RCN Accredited - IV Intravenous Therapy Workshop

This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 14 August 2015 Accreditation applies only to the educational content of the programme and does not apply to any product

This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 12 February 2019 Accreditation applies only to the educational content of the programme and does not apply to any product

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Intravenous (IV) Therapy Workshop – RCN (6511) Accredited

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