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Intravenous (IV) Therapy

Do you want to learn the best IV cannulation and infusion practices and to prevent catheter related blood stream infections?

If you want to learn how to ensure proper IV cannulation, then you have come to the right place.

Intravenous (IV) cannulation is a simple bedside procedure that involves inserting IV cannula into the vein. Follow the best practices outlined in this course and ensure a pain free IV cannula insertion. Watch out for primary and secondary flashback to confirm proper insertion. Learn how to maintain and remove IV cannula. And how to spike the IV bag and prime the IV line before infusing a medication or fluid.

During IV infusion, the doctor will write the flow rate. And the drop factor is mentioned in the IV bag. But do you know how to calculate the drip rate?

This course outlines how to calculate the drip rate with the help of an example. Memorise the formula and calculate the drip rate whenever required.

Learn how to use IV infusion pump, syringe pump, pressure bag and needless connector to administer medications.

Do you know a blood stream infection (BSI) can occur through different routes? This course outlines the causes, routes and the best practices to prevent BSI. And how to use a care bundle to prevent phlebitis.

To make the course more interesting, we have sprinkled it with videos. And we have also provided additional reading materials if you wish to gain more knowledge.  We request you to make the best use of all the learning materials.

Add On Course: Blood Transfusion

Do you want to know about blood transfusion workflow?

If you want to learn how to perform blood transfusion in a safe and effective manner, then you have come to the right place.

Blood transfusion is process of transferring blood or blood components from one person (donor) into the bloodstream of another person (recipient). Several healthcare workers participate in the blood transfusion process. Read this course to familiarise yourself with the staff involved in the blood transfusion process and their responsibilities.

Errors in blood transfusion can have devastating effects. This course highlights the correct techniques to avoid such errors. Learn the best practices of collecting blood sample from the patient. Before transfusion, follow the pre-transfusion checks at the patient’s bedside as outlined in this course.

Despite taking all the necessary precautions, some patients may develop adverse reactions to blood transfusion. What can you do in such a situation? Learn the 3Rs to quickly recognise and treat transfusion reactions.

To make the course more interesting, we have sprinkled it with videos. And we have also provided additional reading materials if you wish to gain more knowledge. We request you to make the best use of all the learning materials.

By the end of this course, we aim to help you ensure safe and correct IV therapy.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s start learning!

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Course Content

Pre-test

  • IV Therapy: Pre-test

Introduction

IV Cannulation

IV Infusion

Infusion Pump and Using Needleless Connector

Using Syringe Pump and Pressure Bag

Prevention of BSI and Using Care Bundle to Prevent Phlebitis

Post-test
You have to score a minimum of 80% in post test. In case you get a score of less than 80%, then please read the lessons. And retake the post test. You have to do this till you get a minimum of 80% in post test. Remember, maximum number of attempts is three.

Pre-test

Blood Transfusion

Post-test
You have to score a minimum of 80% in post test. In case you get a score of less than 80%, then please read the lessons. And retake the post test. You have to do this till you get a minimum of 80% in post test. Remember, maximum number of attempts is three.

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