The Intravenous Route

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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30 minutes
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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 consider both the advantages of the intravenous route, the pharmacology of administration via this route and some critical safety considerations.

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 

Recognise the advantages of the intravenous route

Discuss the difference between the various methods of administering intravenous medicines based on the pharmacology of the medicine

Demonstrate an understanding of why peak and trough drug levels may need to be measured

Describe the concept of the half-life of a medicine

Demonstrate an understanding of how to use a prescription or practice guidance, to safely and accurately adjust medicine dosage to achieve a therapeutic effect, alongside careful patient monitoring

Demonstrate an understanding of the guidance around administration of both high-risk medicines and critical medicines