Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation
This course has been developed to provide an understanding of how to insert a peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) into an adult patient and to prevent and control healthcare associated infections (HAIs) associated with this procedure.
You should complete this course if you're a clinician whose scope of practice includes the insertion and maintenance of PIVCs. It should be completed prior to any clinical assessment of peripheral intravenous cannulation skills and then used regularly in ongoing refresher training.
This course will provide an understanding of:
- how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards are applicable to invasive device management
- the risk of infection posed by PIVC insertion and the measures that need be taken to prevent and minimise this
- what equipment is required to successfully insert a PIVC
- how to prepare a patient for PIVC insertion
- the recommended processes for inserting, maintaining and removing a PIVC, and
- the complications that can occur.
Endorsed by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA).
The AHHA endorses this course as meeting AHHA’s standards for educational quality and usability with the content having been developed by an appropriately credentialed subject matter expert.