Intravenous Therapy Course

  Course Fee £149.00

NEW!! OCN accreditation is due in 2017, we are working with the OCN team now so that your academic content can be accredited.  Anyone who has done the IV Therapy Course before can also have their course accredited in retrospect and get a VeinTrain/OCN Accrediation Certificate for £30 due in April 2017

Preparation and Administration of Intravenous Medications

This one day Intravenous Therapy (IV) Training covers the fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of IV therapy and focuses on the preparation and administration of intravenous medications using Aseptic Technique. Theory is grounded in practice throughout the day so attendees leave feeling confident in their knowledge and are able to apply their learning to clinical practice. The day includes a practical workshop to set up a bolus infusion using best practice techniques.

Course Content:

Legal and Professional Aspects

Practical Workshop - Preparation and administration of a bolus intravenous injection

Calculation workshop (Made EASY!) followed by calculation challenge

Aseptic non-touch technique and infection control

Complications of intravenous therapy: ie: Phlebitis, management of Anaphylaxis, extravasation

Pharmacology: Intravenous Drug Administration Displacement Values, Methods of Delivery, Stability of Drugs. Intravenous Therapy types of fluids 

Safe use of Medical Devices in IV Therapy - What you should know before your press start


At the end of the session, practitioners will be able to:

•    Understand his/her role within the practice of intravenous therapy;
•    Understand the professional and legal implications of IV therapy within his/her respective clinical practice;
•    Understand the pharmacological aspects of IV therapy and identify its implications to clinical practice;
•    Identify the different complications of IV therapy and their appropriate treatments/management;
•    Develop the numeracy skills with regard to the mathematical aspects of IV therapy;  
•    Apply the principle of Aseptic Technique in the preparation and administration of intravenous medications.


Delegates will Receive

Attendance Certificate

Supporting Manuals

Supervised Practice Workbook 

Delegate Pack: Learners Manual and e –document. 

Reference manual recommended to be read prior to attending and as a revision tool.

Optional accademic accrediations (April 2017)

Who might attend?

·    Registered Nurses
·    Doctors 
·    Paramedics 
·    Rescue Workers 
·    Midwives 
·    Operating Dept Practitioners 
·    Radiographers 
·    Overseas Doctors 
·    Pre-Registration Nursing Students/ Medical Students 
·    Clinical Nurse Specialists

Example Programme

09:15  -  09:30 Registration and Introduction
09:30  -  10:00
  1. Legal and Professional Aspects of IV Therapy
10:00  -  10:30
  1. Infection Control Aspects of IV Therapy
10:30  -  10:45 Coffee Break
10:45  -  12:15
  1. Pharmacological Aspects of IV Therapy
12:15  -  12:45
  1. Pharmacological Aspects of IV Fluid Therapy
12:45  -  13:15 Lunch Break
13:15  -  14:00
  1. Mathematical Aspects of IV Therapy
14:00  -  15:30
  1. Practical Session
      - Preparation and Administration of IV Medication using ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE
15:30  -  15:45 Coffee Break
15:45  -  16:45 Drug Calculation Challenge – Confidence with your numbers
16:45  -  17:00 Evaluation and Close

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 Duration: 1 DAY  | Price: £149.00 |  Time: 0900-1700  | Location: National

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"Very impressed with the course tutor and learning material.  Pleased I have attended, felt like I have learned"

"I liked the small group and varied ways of teaching inc exam/practical/discussion/quiz etc."

Managing Director, RN, Paramedic Training Co., Summer 2016

I just wanted to thank you and especially Paulette for an excellent course yesterday in Nottingham. I must say Paulette was a very skilled, experienced and professional trainer with a soft but firm manner. She expertly guided the conversation to learning points that related to the different work streams of the group, using her experience in the clinical field to support the students in their individual learning goals. A big thank you for a professional day.

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