IV Cannulation

Date: Oct 15 2018
Time: 9:30 am
Venue: Richmond Nursing Agency, Delta Lakes Enterprise Centre, The Avenue, Llanelli. SA15 2DR

IV Cannulation – Course duration ½ day

This course is designed for all RGN’s who have not conducted IV Cannulation for a while and are looking to update their theory and skill set.

The course provides the chance to practice the skill in a controlled environment. This is a hands-on training course and we encourage participation in all the practical demonstrations and activities. On successful completion students will be awarded a certificate of attendance and are required to gain competency under clinical supervision within their own workplace.

Please note: A competency framework is included in this training. Competency is achieved in the workplace following the training.

Each procedure needs to be signed off by a qualified, senior member of staff. The completed document can then be used to identify the individuals’ competence.

Learning Objectives

Skills and knowledge highlighted in this training include

  • NMC code of conduct
  • Patient identification and consent
  • Legal and professional approach
  • Basic universal precautions
  • The vascular system (arteries, veins and valves)
  • Reasons to cannulate
  • The procedure (site selection, preparation, equipment, insertion, maintenance and removal)
  • Calculating drip rates
  • Infection control
  • Potential complications
  • Applied practical workstation and simulated practical assessment
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Competency framework and theory test

Teaching Methods

This course will be delivered by a variety of teaching methods including: presentations; whole group discussion; practical demonstration; practical exercise; video presentation.


This course runs for approximately three hours. (09.30-12.30)

• Formative

• 1 Year


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