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Unit B23 Aerodrome Studios, 2-8 Airfield Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TH - Telephone: 01425 273297

Intravenous (IV) Drug Administration

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to give learners with the knowledge and skills to safely administer prescribed intravenous medicines in accordance with national, professional and organisational requirements.

It will prepare learners to undertake supervised practical assessment of administering intravenous medicines in the workplace. The course is a blend of theory and practical and covers the principles of safe intravenous medicines administration, legal aspects of medicine management, recognition and management of adverse reactions, records management, and drug calculations.
Learners are to undertake practical assessment through the course, which will be followed by supervised practical assessment in the work place using the assessment tool provided.

Course Content

On successful completion of this course the learner will be qualified to:

  • Principles of drug administration.
  • Preparation and administration of intravenous drugs.
  • Principles of asepsis and complications – Aseptic non touch technique (ANTT).
  • Medicine calculations – Test your knowledge.
  • Complications.
  • Legal and professional requirements
  • Records management.
  • Practical administration of intravenous medicines and controlled drugs.
  • Management of intravenous sites
  • Accountability and legal aspects of IV administration.
  • Individual assessment of competence.

Course Duration

1 Day (6 Hours)

Number of Delegates

Maximum 9


Price as per current price list