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.