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:

The course is for registered nurses who need to be able to administer intravenous therapy as part of their clinical role.


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

Start and finish times:

08:30 – 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.