Education & CPD

Intravenous Administration of Drugs


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  •   Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 09:45
  •   Start: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 10:00
  •   End: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 16:15
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This course educates participants on how to administer drugs by the intravenous route. It will promote awareness of accountability in undertaking this role. The task of undertaking drug calculations will be outlined and demonstrated. Principles of aseptic technique, giving the patient information on the procedure, gaining consent, and complications that may arise before, during and after the procedure will also be explored.

While this course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake  intravenous administration of drugs, 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 and students are required of have undertaken a course in the management of anaphylaxis.

  • Tuesday, 15 September 2020

  • 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: 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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