This course reviews the hypovolemic state and the use of fluids in clinical practice.
The course covers:
the concepts of fluid therapy, electrolyte and acid base balance and the importance of fluid selection for the hypovolemic patient
- VAD’s and considerations of patient safety
- principles in the care of both peripheral and central vascular access devices
- basic pharmacology of the IV route
- the indications for IV therapy
- care of both peripheral and central vascular access devices
- principles of aseptic non-touch technique in IV practice
- potential complications of IV therapy
- the understanding of acid-base balance that informs appropriate fluid therapy.
Who is it for?
The course is designed for registered practitioners (including nurses, radiographers, pharmacists) whose role (or potential role) involves the administration of medications/fluid/blood products via the intravenous route.
This course runs over one full day.
This course provides participants with in-depth knowledge of intravenous fluid management that will improve their competency in intravenous therapy.
This course is worth 7.5 CPD hours.
Participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance