Preparation and Administration of IV Medicines

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

In this micro skills course from NHS Health Education England, you will look at the process of administering an intravenous drug from prescription through to administration. We explore how a health care professional (HCP) makes decisions on reconstitution and dilution, on routes of administration and compatibilities and on the care of the patient after administration.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

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.

Validate your learning

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 

Appreciate the considerations and complexity of planning and preparing for IV administration

Describe the rationale for choice of diluents where required, including dilution volume

Describe the concept of displacement when reconstituting medication and apply this to practice

Demonstrate understanding of the issue of compatibility of fluids/medication, within lines and lumens, and where to access guidance

Describe what precipitation is, when it might occur and how to detect it

Demonstrate knowledge of the need for clear labelling of syringes, infusion bags where medication has been added, and administration sets

Recognise the importance of and considerations around post administration line flushing