This workshop will fulfill stage 3 of the NHS IV Therapy Passport process and enable registered nurses to progress onto stage 4, observed assessment in their own clinical areas. 

The one day course involves taught theory sessions in the morning and a practical workshop in the afternoon to consolidate learnt skills.  Participants will attend sessions on:

  • Indications & prescriptions
  • Drug calculations & preparation
  • Administration & equipment
  • Errors, mistakes & incident reporting

The afternoon workshop will enable participants to practice medication calculations, preparation and mock administration of the different types of IV therapy, including bolus medication, intermittent infusions and continuous infusions. There will also be an opportunity to review medication charts and identify errors and case discussions on how to correctly deal with errors and mistakes.

This workshop gives staff the theoretical knowledge to administer IV medications, however they will be required to perform supervised practice and be clinically signed as competent in their own clinical area.


Who will benefit:


  • NUH nurses
  • Virtual Ward nurses
  • Community nurses
  • Walk-in Center nurses
  • Primary Care nurses
  • EMAS nurses
  • Prison nurses
  • Nurses from surrounding Trusts and any other registered nurses that administer intravenous medications


DREEAM, A Floor, West Block, QMC Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham. NG7 2UH

Start and finish times:

08:00 – 16:00 (breaks are built into the course timetable)


Light lunch and refreshments provided


Your course educator is Kerry Laffan who teaches on many of our courses, including ECG, Cannulation and Venepuncture.

Please contact us if you have any queries, or if you wish to discuss a bespoke course to fit your specific needs.