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IV Medicine Administration

Intravenous Medicine Administration Training Programme

The purpose of this training programme is to prepare individual practitioners to competently administer medicines via the intravenous route.  This programme is currently delivered in 6 sites across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde ; Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Gartnavel General Hospital, Victoria Infirmary, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Inverclyde Royal Hospital and Yorkhill RHSC (Paediatric and Neonatal practices only).

Nominations for this course are via Ward Manager and the candidate must be competent in their current clinical role.  In addition, each candidate must work in an area where there is a clinical need for this skill and have appropriate support available for supervision and assessment prior to attending the study day.

A self-directed learning package will be sent 1 month prior to attendance at study day and this MUST be completed prior to attendance as candidates will be tested on the contents of this on the day.  Calculations support can be accessed before attending the study day by contacting Debbie Thompson (Adult/Numeracy tutor):-  email: [email protected] or telephone 0141 211 1856.

There is also a module availiable on Learnpro for IV medicines administration.  This is not a substitute for the study day, but may be used for pre course study or to refresh your knowledge, especially if you have evidence that you have achieved competence in IV medicines administration in another health board. 

Please note delegates can only be nominated for one course at a time.  Also all competency for intital course must be completed prior to being nominated for second course.


Guidance regarding Utilisation of Medicines governance e-learning programme

This e-learning programme was developed for use within the Northern Ireland Health Authorities and therefore it contains some information which relates directly to this organisation but the guiding principles are generic across the UK. However this programme is a valuable educational tool which aims to provide phamacists, nurses and doctors with information  regarding medication-related patient safety. This is a good resource to provide evidence for you at your eksf meeting, C2 personal and people development and C3 Health safety and security dimensions