Drug Calculations in IV Therapy

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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Course Information

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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from NHS Health Education England will explore the repertoire of drug calculations required in intravenous therapy with the aim of enabling health care practitioners to develop a thorough and secure knowledge base which they can apply to clinical practice.The clinical information and content within the CapitalNurse IV Therapy Passport e-Learning is provided as a learning resource only, and is not intended to replace or constitute organisational clinical guidelines or policies.The health care professional must always refer to organisational guidelines and policy, and manufacturers’ guidance where applicable, in the delivery of IV therapy.To switch on a high contrast version of this session for users with dyslexia, select the A icon in the footer of the session.

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Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

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Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Competently convert between units of measurement including concentrations

Accurately calculate the dose of medications when presented in a ratio or percent solution

Calculate with fluency how to prepare the required dose for infusion, with consideration of patient weight and displacement value where indicated

Accurately calculate infusion rates when delivered via gravity or by infusion device

Calculate both an infusion rate and a dosage when administering weight based medication dosage