Intravenous (IV) Therapy


Learn all aspects of IV therapy including IV cannulation, infusion and prevention of blood stream infections.


What will you learn?

  •   IV cannulation
  •   Calculating drip rate
  •   Using infusion pump
  •   Using syringe pump
  •   Using needless connector and 3-way adapter
  •   Using pressure bag
  •   Prevention of blood stream infections
  •   Phlebitis care bundle


Do you want to learn the best IV cannulation and infusion practices and to prevent catheter related blood stream infections?

If you want to learn how to ensure proper IV cannulation, then you have come to the right place.
Intravenous (IV) cannulation is a simple bedside procedure that involves inserting IV cannula into the vein. Follow the best practices outlined in this course and ensure a pain free IV cannula insertion. Watch out for primary and secondary flashback to confirm proper insertion. Learn how to maintain and remove IV cannula. And how to spike the IV bag and prime the IV line before infusing a medication or fluid.
During IV infusion, the doctor will write the flow rate. And the drop factor is mentioned in the IV bag. But do you know how to calculate the drip rate?
This course outlines how to calculate the drip rate with the help of an example. Memorise the formula and calculate the drip rate whenever required.
Learn how to use IV infusion pump, syringe pump, pressure bag and needless connector to administer medications.
Do you know a blood stream infection (BSI) can occur through different routes? This course outlines the causes, routes and the best practices to prevent BSI. And how to use a care bundle to prevent phlebitis.
To make the course more interesting, we have sprinkled it with videos. And we have also provided additional reading materials if you wish to gain more knowledge. We request you to make the best use of all the learning materials.
By the end of this course, we aim to help you ensure safe and correct IV therapy.
So, what are you waiting for?
Let’s start learning!


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