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Perform Intravenous Cannulation - GP Stream

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Course overview

The relevance of IV cannulation to general practice lies in its potential to enhance patient care and expand the range of services provided. IV cannulation skills provide vital patient care in many circumstances and are particularly relevant for GPs working in rural and remote communities.

By completing the Perform Intravenous Cannulation course, GPs can address these learning needs and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to perform IV cannulation safely and effectively, improving patient care and expanding the scope of services provided in general practice settings in metropolitan or rural communities.

This course is an approved RACGP activity (Activity Id: 550613):

  • Reviewing Performance - 1.5 Hours
  • Educational Activities - 1 Hour
Course outline

The Perform Intravenous Cannulation course is grounded in evidence-based practices and teaching techniques that prioritise optimal patient care outcomes.

This course empowers participants to enhance their proficiency in preparing for, performing, and monitoring peripheral intravenous cannulation.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Assess the need for cannulation and correctly identify pathology requests and client application and cast removal.
  • Choose and discuss the considerations that influence the correct selection of intravenous cannula size and insertion site.
  • Perform and demonstrate the technique of peripheral intravenous cannula insertion, including securing the cannula in-situ.
  • Manage the cannula until the time it is no longer required, and removal of the cannula is to be performed.
  • Discuss and manage possible complications.
Entry Requirements
  • General Practitioner
  • Other Profession
  • Registered Medical Officer.
  • Half-day face-to-face workshop (approx. 3 hours)

No formal assessment.

Value for organisations
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 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
$POA inc GST
per student
3 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.

Suitable Professions

General Practitioner
RACGP CPD Approved Hours
Educational Activities
1 hour
Reviewing Performance
1.5 hours
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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 course?

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.

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.