Perform Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation

1 day course $325.00 (per student inc gst)

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Competency Code HLTHPS009

Intravenous (IV) cannulation is a technique in which a cannula is placed inside a vein to provide venous access.

Venous access allows sampling of blood as well as administration of fluids, medications, parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, and blood products. IV Cannulation is a foundation skill for a broad range of clinicians working in all areas of clinical health.

Peripheral intravenous (IV) cannulation is a foundation skill for a broad range of clinicians working in all areas of clinical health.

The Perform peripheral intravenous cannulation program has been designed to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to safely perform a peripheral intravenous (IV) cannulation in a clinical setting.

The program is evidence based and the techniques taught are designed to promote the best practice outcomes for patient care.

This program has been designed to provide the student with the opportunity to gain or consolidate knowledge and skills in two key areas.

On successful completion of the Program, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for accredited unit HLTHPS009 Perform peripheral intravenous cannulation.

Onsite Course Delivery

Due to the specialist nature of this program and the need to provide specialist facilitation, this program can only be booked as a private onsite program.

The cost includes delivery for a group of a minimum of 12 students including the provision of equipment and assessment and excludes venue and catering.

Onsite courses offer organisations the opportunity to book and schedule courses to meet the specific needs of their own staff. Onsite courses booked with The Benchmarque Group can be contextualised to meet the specific needs of your organisation and can be scheduled for a date and time to best suit your staff.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How much does the courses cost?

    How much does the courses cost?

    The Intravenous (IV) Cannulation and Line Management Program costs $325.00 per student. A minimum of 12 students are required to book your own onsite course.

  • What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

    Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

    The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

  • How many CPD hours/points will I achieve for completing this Program?

    8 CPD Hours.

    For Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Midwives, our recommendation, based on previous student experience for this course is approximately 8 CPD Hours.

    For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

  • Can I only book this as a complete course?

    Yes. Due to the specialist nature of the program and the need to provide specialist facilitation, this program can only be booked as an onsite program.

    A minimum of 12 students are required to book your own onsite course.

  • Why would my organisation book an onsite course?

    Onsite courses offer organisations the opportunity to book and schedule courses to meet the specific needs of their own staff. Onsite courses booked with The Benchmarque Group can be contextualised to meet the specific needs of your organisation and can be scheduled for a date and time to best suit your staff.

    Onsite courses are often used as an opportunity to facilitate organisational change in managing certain clinical procedures, screening activities and outcomes.

  • How many people can come?

    A minimum of 12 students are required to book your own onsite course. Larger numbers can be catered to with additional facilitators.

  • How long does the course take?

    The course is delivered in a 3 hour workshop. You can choose a date and time to suit your group.

  • What if I cannot fill the course?

    You can still book the course for delivery even if you have less than 12 students. Even if the course was half full, it still represents outstanding value for money.

  • What do I receive at the completion of the program?

    On successful completion of the Program, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for accredited unit HLTHPS009 Perform peripheral intravenous cannulation.

    A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment lists the individual unit or units of competency that a student has completed. It is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

  • How do you gain evidence of competency?

    We assess competency in 3 ways.

    During the face to face workshop, you will be required to complete a number of practical skills demonstrations. These will be assessed during the workshop by the endorsed facilitator.
    You are required to complete the written assessment portfolio and submit it to The Benchmarque Group.
    You are required to undertake observed practice in your workplace.

  • What is observed practice?

    Observed practice is when a student demonstrates within their workplace, skills and knowledge learned as a part of a course or program. The observer’s role is to confirm the transfer of skills to the workplace not to assess competency.

    As a Registered Training Organisation, we are required to gather evidence of a student’s ability to transfer skills and knowledge from the classroom environment to the work environment. We use workplace observation as evidence of this transfer.

  • Do I need a doctor to observe my practice?

    No. Whilst a doctor would be an ideal observer, the requirement is that your observer is of equal qualification to you or above. For example, an enrolled nurse cannot observe the work of a registered nurse, but an enrolled nurse can observe the work of another enrolled nurse. This is why we refer to this process as peer observation.

  • How long does the assessment take?

    If you commence your assessment immediately after reading the materials or having just completed your face to face workshop, it should take you no more than 1 hour to complete.