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IV Fluid and Medication Management in Clinical Practice City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

The course aims to review the hypovolemic state and the use of fluids in clinical practice. This course will discuss the concepts of fluid therapy, electrolyte and acid base balance and the importance of fluid selection for the hypovolemic patient. This course will then discuss the various VAD’s used and practice and consideration for patient safety.

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; care of both peripheral and central vascular access devices; principles of aseptic non-touch technique in IV practice; and potential complications of IV therapy. The Practical component of the course with give candidates the opportunity to practice reconstitution on IV medication and practice calculations.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

You will learn to:

  • Understanding fluid management to maintain homeostasis
  • Electrolyte balance
  • Acid Based balance
  • Review of various VAD’s
  • Professional accountability and the law around fluid management in practice
  • Medication calculation
  • Reconstitution of IV medication

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

All registered practitioners who would be involve in caring for patients receiving intravenous therapy.

Assessment

Assessment

The study day will be theory based using presentations and group work.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Slattery, J. and Lobaz, S., 2019. Fluid management. Surgery (Oxford).

Ostermann, Marlies (01.09.2019). "Fluid Management in Acute Kidney Injury". Chest (0012-3692), 156 (3), p. 594.

Bartels, K., Thiele, R.H. and Gan, T.J., 2013. Rational fluid management in today's ICU practice. Critical Care, 17(S1), p.S6.