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Now live - Critical Care Intravenous Therapy e-learning programme

Posted on: March 5th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with Capital Nurse, Royal College of Nursing, the Critical Care Networks in North West London, North East and North Central London and South London to develop an elearning programme on the administration of intravenous (IV) medication in critical care.

The programme has been developed to deliver standardised teaching on the administration of intravenous (IV) medication in critical care, to reduce variation in teaching and reduce the need to repeat training for nurses and other healthcare practitioners (HCP).

The elearning delivers the theory component in the overall Pan London Critical Care Intravenous Therapy competency process established in London. Successful completion of these elearning sessions will ensure nurses and HCPs are ready for their practical clinical assessment.

Once all elements of the competency are completed the holder of a Pan London Critical Care Intravenous Therapy competency will be able to administer IV medication without the requirement to repeat the entire assessment process.

The elearning programme has been developed for London-based nurses and HCPs delivering care and IV medications to critically ill and injured patients. Staff elsewhere in the country should consult their local critical care policies or education team to ensure this elearning package is recognised within local arrangements.

There are prerequisites and instructions for learners available here.

The course consists of six knowledge sessions and one eAssessment:

  • Intravenous Vasoactive Medication
  • Sedatives Analgesia and Paralysing Agents
  • Electrolytes
  • Antiarrhythmic Medication – Amiodarone
  • Other Important IV Medications
  • Communication and Human Factors
  • Critical Care IV Therapy – eAssessment

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