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Administer and Monitor Medicines and Intravenous Therapy (HLTENN007)

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Face to face
2 days per week on-site
Course Overview

This unit is for current and practicing Enrolled Nurses and describes the skills and knowledge required to administer and monitor medications and intravenous (IV) therapy including calculating dosage requirements, interpreting written instructions from an authorised prescriber, assessing the person for medication effectiveness and side effects, and responding to an allergic pharmacological reaction.

This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Course Elements

  • Minimise potential risk to ensure safe administration of medications.
  • Monitor and evaluate a person’s response to administered medication, IV fluids and blood and blood products.
  • Administer and store medication.
  • Monitor and evaluate a person’s response to administered medication, IV fluids and blood and blood products.
  • Assess effectiveness of pain-relieving therapy.
  • Delivery

    2 days per week for 16 day face to face program plus 10 days of clinical placement.

    Work placement maybe undertaken in your workplace under the following circumstances:

    • That there is a formal agreement between the host health agency (employer) and the RTO
    • A placement agreement is in place
    • The student will be directly supervised by a Registered Nurse Division One
    • The student will be supervised and assessed by a Clinical teacher with experience and credentials including Cert IV TAE.

    Intake 2 2020: commencing Thursday 26 March 2020, thereafter every Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    Intake 2 2020 is embedded with Diploma of Nursing Intake 1 2019 Timetable.

    Application Closing Date
    2 weeks before classes start.

    Late application will be considered.

    As per Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)

    • Drug calculations
    • Exam medication administration
    • Workbook
    • Demonstration
    • Work placement

    Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment as specified in the performance evidence. The requirement of the performance evidence to calculate medication with 100% accuracy and used the ‘Rights of Medication’ to administer medication must be demonstrated using simulation before being demonstrated in the workplace and with members of the public. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

    use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources in line with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s Standards including:

    • simulation manikins appropriate for the administration of medications via various routes including IV

    equipment for medication administration via various routes, including:

    • pill cutter and pill crusher
    • nebuliser
    • Monthly Index of Medical Specialties (MIMS)
    • samples of medications, including:
    • tablets
    • capsules
    • drops
    • enema
    • inhalants
    • liquid (ampoules, bottles, capsules)
    • lotion and cream
    • ointments
    • patches
    • powders
    • wafers
    • suppositories
    • pre-loaded sub-cutaneous injections
    • pharmacology resources for medication interactions
    • equipment for IV therapy, including:
    • variety of IV line sets for gravity infusion, blood and blood products, IV injections and electronic pump infusions
    • syringe pump
    • information and documentation such as medication charts on which the candidate bases the planning
      organisation policy and procedures on which the candidate bases the planning
    • modelling of industry operating conditions including access to real people for simulations and scenarios in enrolled nursing work.

    Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

    In addition, assessors must hold current registration as a registered nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

    Those who successfully complete this Nationally recognised unit will be provided with an academic transcript. This will be credited if the candidate wishes to proceed with the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115).

    This unit does not provide licensure or authorisation for graduates to administer medication. Enrolled Nurses must apply for medication endorsement (as part of their re-registration) with AHPRA.


    Administer and Monitor Medicines and Intravenous Therapy (HLTENN007)
    Speciality Classification
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Hospital Medicine, Intravenous therapy
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    2 days per week on-site
    Start Date
    Price Details
    Full fee
    Hawthorn East VIC 3123
    Mayfield Education
    Posted By
    Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
    Enrolled Nurses who received the Enrolled Nursing qualifications:

    HLT51607 Diploma of Nursing
    21358 VIC Cert IV in Health (Nursing)
    2407ADC Cert IV in Health (Nursing)
    2407ADC Cert IV in Health (Nursing) with Medications Endorsement
    HLT4307 Cert IV in Nursing (Enrolled Division 2 nursing
    Those who have been registered Enrolled Nurses with AHPRA / ANMC for a minimum of three years.

    Those who have recently been working as an Enrolled Nurse for a minimum of three years (FTE).

    Applicants must attend a pre course information session.

    Successful completion of the pre course entry assessment for English LLN.
    Price: $3,625.00Full fee
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