Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation

Course Description


This course is available for group bookings only. To enquire about a group booking and receive a quote, please contact us.

The demands on nurses' competencies is continually increasing and therefore they must use the best available evidence to guide their practice. Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation is a vital stage in the ongoing development of a nurse's professional competency. It can be obtained following one study day and a quantity of clinically supervised performances. Nurses who undertake this programme in Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation will be capable of delivering a more responsive service, and better suited to improving the patient's overall health and experience.

Course Aim

This study day aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation in line with both NMBI and local policies and guidelines.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

The participants will do the following:

1. Critically discuss their professional and legal responsibilities when undertaking peripheral intravenous cannulation.

2.  Demonstrate knowledge of:
  • Vein selection and rationale
  • Preparing the patient for the procedure and obtaining consent
  • The importance of communicating with patients to facilitate a safe and effective procedure
  • The causes, signs and management of potential complications
  • Infection prevention & control, and health and safety practices

3. Display competence in simulation on:

  • The selection and assembly of the appropriate equipment
  • The procedure of peripheral intravenous cannulation

Trainer’s Profile

Trainer Name: To be confirmed

Course Details

  • Category: Healthcare Skills
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Venue: TBC
  • Duration: Days: 1
  • Provider: Leading Healthcare Providers Skillnet
  • LHP Skillnet Member Price: NA
  • Non-Members Price: NA
  • Unemployed: No
  • Accreditation: NMBI Accredited
  • Award: NMBI CEUs
  • Credits/CEU's: 6
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Course Description


This course is available for group bookings only. To enquire about a group booking and receive a quote, please contact us.

The demands on nurses' competencies is continually increasing and therefore they must use the best available evidence to guide their practice. Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation is a vital stage in the ongoing development of a nurse's professional competency. It can be obtained following one study day and a quantity of clinically supervised performances. Nurses who undertake this programme in Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation will be capable of delivering a more responsive service, and better suited to improving the patient's overall health and experience.

Course Aim

This study day aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation in line with both NMBI and local policies and guidelines.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

The participants will do the following:

1. Critically discuss their professional and legal responsibilities when undertaking peripheral intravenous cannulation.

2.  Demonstrate knowledge of:
  • Vein selection and rationale
  • Preparing the patient for the procedure and obtaining consent
  • The importance of communicating with patients to facilitate a safe and effective procedure
  • The causes, signs and management of potential complications
  • Infection prevention & control, and health and safety practices

3. Display competence in simulation on:

  • The selection and assembly of the appropriate equipment
  • The procedure of peripheral intravenous cannulation

Trainer’s Profile

Trainer Name: To be confirmed