Intravenous Cannulation and Intravenous Medication Administration

IV Training – Cannulation and IV Medication Training

IV training course – cannulation and IV medication training

For healthcare workers looking to learn the fundamental skills for cannulation and IV medication, training by professionals who have real-life experience is essential – our IV training course is delivered by our qualified nurse, doctor and paramedic educators, ensuring you have the core knowledge required in order to continue to build your competence within the workplace.

Intravenous therapy provides a fast and effective way to transfer fluids and medication to a patient, but the procedure must be undertaken with great care. From choosing the correct cannulation site, to learning the precise techniques to cannulate safely, right through to administering medication via the IV drip, we’ll guide you through all the theoretical and practical requirements.

IV cannulation and medication training is suitable for delegates in a range of healthcare positions and settings, such as:

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Care homes
  • Respite care
  • Nursing homes

We’re happy to tailor the course to your own professional context, helping you to gain a true understanding of inserting cannulas and administering medication via IV in terms that relate to your healthcare environment.

What’s covered in our IV cannulation training and IV medication training?

Our comprehensive cannulation and medication training course covers everything you need to prepare you for in-work competency assessment, including;

  • Anatomy of the arm
  • Infection control and health & safety
  • Reasons for using IV
  • Potential complications
  • Vein selection, choice of equipment and procedure
  • Cannulation skills technique workshop and demonstration
  • Fluids and medication administration
  • Anaphylaxis management
  • Legal and professional responsibilities

Course duration

Our IV training course with cannulation and medication administration training is completed in one day, over a 6 hour session.

Assessment and certification

The course process consists of continual assessment by the course tutor, case studies, practical scenarios, OSCE's and workbook completion.

Following the course, delegates are required to receive appropriate mentor supervision in order to support their learning and its practical application in the workplace.

Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice, allowing the registered provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed correctly.

If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our registered nurse trainers to provide onsite competency assessments, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Upon successful completion of the IV, cannulation and medication training course, you’ll receive a certificate valid for 2 years from issue.

Please note: our IV training course is only available to employers such as...

  • NHS Trusts
  • CCGs
  • Care providers
  • Independent hospitals

...that can provide training facilities onsite for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.

To learn more about IV training, please call us or drop us a line via our website.

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