Intravenous Therapy

Global Health Professionals Ltd (GHPL)
Delivery Method: Face-to-face
IV Intravenous Therapy Workshop
  • The 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.
Course Details
  • Legislation and National Guidelines
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • RCN Principles of Practice
  • Roles and Responsibility
  • Arenas of Accountability
  • Principles of Consent
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Review of Anatomy and Physiology
  • The physiology of fluid balance
  • Assessment and Monitoring of Hypovolemia
  • Major Electrolytes Functions and Imbalance
  • IV Therapy Medication error incidents/reports
  • Blood Stream Infection (BSI) Statistics
  • Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • The Five Rights of Medicine Administration
  • Intravenous therapy Definition and Indications
  • IV medications Concentration, Diluent and Vehicle
  • Factors Affecting Stability of Drugs
  • Displacement Volumes and pH
  • Labelling
  • Rate of Administration
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of IV Therapy
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  • Types of Vascular Access Device
  • Flushing of Peripheral Venous Cannula (PVC)
  • IV Administration Methods
  • IV Administration Sets
  • Incompatibilities of Drugs
  • Care Required after IV Administration
  • Infusion related complications
  • Vascular Access Site Care
  • Record keeping/documentation
  • Peripheral Intravenous Cannula Ongoing Care Observation & Record
  • Standard Conversion
  • Drugs in Solution
  • Calculation Formula
  • Drug Calculation Exercises
  • Intravenous Drip calculations in drop/minute
  • Setting up IV medication in Syringe drivers
  • Calculating complex infusion rates: Time and Weight Related
  • Knowledge and Practical Skills Assessment

Dates available on arrangement

Global Health Professionals Ltd (GHPL) can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

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