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Perform Intravenous Cannulation

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Course overview

The Perform Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation Course (HLTHPS009) is evidence based and the techniques taught in this IV cannulation course are designed to promote the best practice outcomes for patient care.

Course outline

The Perform Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation Course (HLTHPS009) is evidence based and the techniques taught are designed to promote the best practice outcomes for patient care. 

The course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to perform peripheral intravenous cannulation on clients.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • Assess the need for cannulation 
  • Discuss the considerations that influence the correct selection of intravenous cannula size and insertion site
  • Choose the appropriate size cannula
  • Demonstrate the technique of peripheral intravenous cannula insertion, including securing the cannula insitu
  • Manage the cannula until the time it is no longer required and removal of the cannula is to be performed
  • Safely remove the IV cannula
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Discuss and manage possible complications.
Entry Requirements

This course is open to registered nurses, enrolled nurses, registered Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health practitioners and emergency workers for whom peripheral intravenous cannulation is part of the job role, including those working in hospitals, primary health care in rural remote locations, pathology services, out-of-hospital settings or in other allied health care environments.

  • Half day face-to-face workshop (approx. 5 hours)
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Mandatory third party observed workplace activity

To achieve competency in this course, students must successfully: 

  • perform intravenous cannulation in a simulated environment
  • complete three (3) workplace observed peripheral intravenous cannulations.

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, work place practice must be observed by a supervisor that performs the identified tasks as part of their role. 

All workplace activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety standards and all other relevant workplace policies and procedures.

Workplace Activities

For more information on the workplace activities please click here

Value for organisations

Performing Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation (PIC) requires more than just sound knowledge and good technique, there is more to consider such as when to insert, cannula size, insertion site, and managing issues should they arise. The training promotes best practice that can be adapted to support the needs of staff in your organisation who are required to cannulate patients.

What to expect

The face-to-face workshop involves a lecture followed by a trainer demonstration then practice prior to each student performing a IV cannulation procedure in a simulated scenario assessed by the qualified assessor.

Please note, closed footwear is required for this workshop.

What we expect

Students enrolled in The Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.

Key Information

1/2 Day
$400 inc GST
per student
7 Locations
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8 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Available workshop locations

Perform IV Cannulation includes a half-day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. If you see a workshop date that suits you, click 'Apply Now'. The 'Apply Now' button will take you to accessIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to enrol.

Waitlist available
Atura Blacktown
26 July 202410:00AM - 2:00PM
4 places left
Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN, Newcastle
09 August 20242:00PM - 6:00PM
The Primary Health Network
12 August 202410:00AM - 2:00PM
Quest Moonee Valley
15 August 202410:00AM - 2:00PM
Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN, Tamworth
09 September 202410:00AM - 2:00PM
Novotel Brisbane South Bank
13 September 202410:00AM - 2:00PM
Rydges Campbelltown, Campbelltown
27 September 202410:00AM - 2:00PM
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Suitable Professions

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
Enrolled Nurse
Registered Nurse
General Practitioner
Units fo Competency
Perform peripheral intravenous cannulation
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 will I achieve for completing this program?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to 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.

How long do I have to complete the assessment?

12 Months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the accessIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 12 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing. 

What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

What do I receive at the completion of the program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for Perform IV Cannulation. A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

Why would my organisation book this 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 create whole of organisation change in managing certain clinical procedures, screening activities and outcomes.

How do I make a group booking for this course?

If your organisation is interested in making a group booking, we would love to hear from you! Click on 'Group Training Enquiry' on the right menu panel or select 'Call Us' from the top menu.