Education & CPD

Subcutaneous Administration of Fluids


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  •   Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 09:15
  •   Start: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 09:30
  •   End: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:30
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme will educate participants in the administration of fluids by the subcutaneous route. It will cover topics such as accountability, indications for subcutaneous infusion, suitable sites and identification of fluids most commonly used.  Calculation of the rate of infusion, the principles of an aseptic technique and complications which could occur before, during or after the procedure will be explored.
While this programme will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake subcutaneous administration of fluids, it will be necessary for each nurse and midwife attending to ensure that they abide by their local policy on subcutaneous administration of fluids in their place of work and have a Management of Anaphylaxis certification(within the last 2 years)
  • Wednesday, 11 November 2020

  • 09:15
  • 09:30
    Introduction and Learning Outcomes
  • 09:35
    Accountability Scope of Practice, Local Policies
  • 10:50
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:05
    Subcutaneous Fluid Administration - Indications for, advantages and disadvantages, potential sites, precautions and limitations of subcutaneous fluid infusion
  • 12:05
    Calculating the Rate of Infusion
  • 12:35
  • 13:35
    Multiple Choice Question Test
  • 14:05
    Questions and Answers and Evaluation
  • 14:30
  •   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. Gabriel, J., (2014) Intravenous versus subcutaneous access for palliative care patients, British Journal of Nursing, pp. S20-1..

  2. Gabriel, J., (2013) The use of subcutaneous infusion in medication administration, British Journal of Nursing, pp. S6-S12..

  3. Khan, M. and Younger, G., (2007) Promoting safe administration of subcutaneous infusions, Nursing Standard, pp. 50-6.

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