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Education & CPD

Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation


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  •   Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2024
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 23 October 2024 09:15
  •   Start: Wednesday, 23 October 2024 09:30
  •   End: Wednesday, 23 October 2024 14:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme provides guidance to participants in the skill of peripheral intravenous cannulation. Instruction will be provided on the sites used for peripheral intravenous cannulation, identifying criteria for evaluating a vein and the principles of an aseptic technique. The aim is for participants to be able to carry out the procedure in a competent and safe manner. While this course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake peripheral intravenous cannulation, it will be necessary for each nurse and midwife attending to ensure that they abide by their local policy on peripheral intravenous cannulation in their place of work.
Participants are also required to hold the following:  Hand Hygiene training certification (within the last 2 years); Management and administration of Intravenous drugs certification  (within the last 2 years) and a Management of Anaphylaxis certification(within the last 2 years)
  • Wednesday, 23 October 2024

  • 09:15
  • 09:30
    Introduction and Outline of Learning Outcomes
  • 09:35
    Accountability, Scope of Practice and Hospital Policy
  • 10:45
  • 11:05
    Applied Anaomy and Physiology
  • 11:35
    Workshop in Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation
  • 12:50
    Multiple Choice Question Test on Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation
  • 13:30
    Questions and Evlauations
  • 14:00
  •   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, (2010) National clinical policy and procedural guideline for nurses and midwives undertaking peripheral cannulation in adults .

  2. Shaw, S., (2016) How to insert a peripheral cannula, Nursing Standard, pp.42-47.

  3. Brooks, N., (2016) Intravenous cannula site management, Nursing Standard, pp.53-62.

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