Intravenous Therapy

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Inglaterra)
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The course aims to prepare practitioners for safe and effective administration of medications/fluids via the intravenous route. Principles in the care of both peripheral and central vascular access devices are explored. The theoretical component of the study-day focuses on: basic pharmacology of the IV route; the indications for IV therapy; a review of relevant drug calculations; care of both peripheral and central vascular access devices; principles of aseptic non-touch technique in IV practice; and potential complications of IV therapy. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice re-constitution of drug for IV administration and the preparation of both a bolus and an intermittent infusion. Course Information Dates and Fees to be confirmed Tutor Info More information available at Eligibility The course is designed for registered practitioners whose role (or potential role) involves the administration of medications/fluid/blood products via the intravenous route.

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inglaterra
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What will I learn?

You will learn to:

  • List the indications for administering drugs via the intravenous (IV) route;
  • Discuss the professional issues for registered nurses delivering IV therapy;
  • Use mathematical calculations related to the administration of IV therapy;
  • Discuss the differences between peripheral and central vascular access;
  • Describe the anatomical positioning and components of a skin-tunnelled central venous access device and an implantable injection port;
  • Define bolus and intermittent infusion in the context of intravenous therapy;
  • Describe the principles of care for a VAD insertion site.
  • Describe the principles of aseptic non-touch technique in IV administration practice;
  • Demonstrate aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) to reconstitute a powder drug for intravenous administration;
  • Demonstrate ANTT in the administration of a bolus and a free-flow intermittent infusion;
  • Explain the local and systemic complications of IV drug therapy.

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Teaching and Assessment

  • PowerPoint lecture;
  • Question and answer;
  • Group discussion;
  • Demonstration of skills by the tutor;
  • Practice of skills within a skills-lab environment.

Assessment is ongoing.