IV Therapy and Care of IV Devices for Community Nurses New to IV Therapy

CQC Fundamental Standards: Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment

NMC Code of Conduct Standards: 2: Practise effectively

1 Day 6 CPD Hours

Aim:For candidates to understand their responsibilities’ with regard to the administration of drugs and fluids through the intravenous route.

At the end of this full day theoretical session, the nurse will:
● Be aware of the variety and differences in care of IV devices used in the community.
● Know how to recognise the different types of equipment used in the community (e.g. IV devices, bungs).
● Understand how to care for IV devices in the community to minimise complications associated with IV devices and administration of IV therapy in the community.
● Be aware of the health and safety guidelines associated with the care of patients receiving continuous infusions of chemotherapy (this includes maintaining the safety of self, colleagues, patient and relatives).
● Be aware of the legal issues associated with administration of IV therapy in the community.
● Be aware of the nurse’s own limitations in knowledge regarding unfamiliar equipment, administration of therapy, complications.
● Understand what is required prior to competence to practice alone being achieved (post course plan).

Summary of contents:

  • Pre course workbook and answer book
  • IV Drug administration 2 day presentation
  • Drug calculation, flow rates and reconstitution presentation
  • IV Drug quiz and answer sheet
  • Record keeping, infection control and consent presentation
  • Anaphylaxis presentation
  • Reconstitution of drugs and administration scenarios
  • End of course test and answer sheet

Pre course work: Basic Life support training with anaphylaxis within 12 months of taking part in this course.

Post course work: As part of ensuring competency participants will need to complete the competency assessment.



Dates available on arrangement

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