Intravenous Therapy Short Courses
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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.
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The course is designed for registered practitioners whose role (or potential role) involves the administration of medications/fluid/blood products via the intravenous route.
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.
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.
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Kelly, L. (2008) The care of vascular access devices in community care. British Journal of Community Nursing. 13 (5), 198-205
Loveday, H, Wilson, J, Pratt, R, Golsorkhi, M, Tingle, A, Bak, J, Browne, J, Prieto, J, Wilcox, M (2014) epic3: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England. Journal of Hospital Infection 86S1, S1-S70
McKay, G., Reid, L., Walters, M. (2010). Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. 8th Ed. Wiley-Blackwell. West Sussex.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010) Standards for medicines management. NMC. London
Ogston-Tuck, S. (2012) Intravenous therapy: guidance on devices, management and care. British Journal of Community Nursing. 17 (10), 474-484
Royal College of Nursing. (2010) Standards for infusion therapy. 3rd Ed. RCN. London
Scales, K. (2010) Central venous access devices: Part 2 for intermediate and long-term use. British Journal of Nursing. 19 (5), S20-S25
Tripathi, R., Rooney, K. (2011) Policy for intravenous administration of medication: adults and children. East London Foundation NHS Trust
A certificate of attendance. Competence should be assessed in clinical practice by a practitioner with the appropriate expertise.