Education & CPD

Intravenous Administration of Drugs


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  •   Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:45
  •   Start: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:00
  •   End: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:15
  •   Location: Education Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme educates participants on the competent and safe administration of drugs via the intravenous route. It will cover topics such as accountability, pharmokinetics and drug calculations. Principles of aseptic technique, information needs of the patient, gaining consent and complications that may arise before, during and after the procedure are further topics which will be explored. A workshop style of teaching will be used with a demonstration and practice. It will be necessary for each nurse and midwife attending to ensure that they abide by their local policy on intravenous administration of drugs in their place of work.
  • Tuesday, 18 September 2018

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Introduction, Learning outcomes
  • 10:15
    Accountability Scope of Practice Hospital policies
  • 11:30
    Pharmokinetics Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Elimination of drugs
  • 12:15
  • 13:00
    Drug Calculations Workshop – demonstration and practice
  • 13:45
    Administrating Drugs intravenously Theory and practice
  • 15:15
    Multiple Choice Question test
  • 16:00
    Course Evaluation, questions and answers
  • 16:15
  •   Location: Education Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Health Service Executive, (2013) National policy for the administration of intravenous medication by registered nurses and midwives Executive. ,Dublin.

  2. Dougherty, L., Sque, M. and Crouch, R., (2012) Decision-making processes used by nurses during intravenous drug preparation and administration, Journal of Advanced Nursing, pp. 1302-1311.

  3. Lavery, I., (2011) Intravenous practice: improving patient safety, British Journal of Nursing, pp.13-19.

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