Intravenous Medication Administration for Enrolled Nurses (Division 2)

Up Skill with IV

Express interest for 2014

Contact information

For more information or to apply please contact Kerry Williams:
Phone: +61 3 9925 4636
Email: laps@rmit.edu.au

Description

The Intravenous Medication Administration course covers the underpinning knowledge related to intravenous medication administration and the legal and ethical framework governing the administration of medication by an enrolled nurse.

It is suitable for Endorsed Enrolled Nurses (Division 2) who are qualified to administer medications and are currently employed in an area of nursing practice with clients undergoing intravenous therapy.

Career outcomes

The Enrolled Nurse qualified in Intravenous Administration will be able to administer intravenous medications within the defined limits which are prescribed by the scope of registration determined by the National Nursing and Midwifery Board.

Professional recognition

This qualification is designed in accordance with the guidelines of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

What you will study

The course comprises two compulsory units of competency:

  • Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment (HLTEN519C)
  • Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients (HLTEN505C)*

These courses provide you with the skills to administer and monitor intravenous medication to clients safely within the scope of an Enrolled Nurse.

The knowledge and skills such as pathology sample collection, undertaking electrocardiography (ECG) and management of urinary catheter that is required to providing nursing care for clients with complex needs will also be covered in this course.

You will be required to undertake five days of practical work placement, in your current workplace, with appropriate exposure to the required clinical skills.

*Only students who completed their Endorsed Enrolled Nurse Training prior to 2008 are required to complete this course.

Entrance requirements

Applicants are required to be an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse and must have the support of their workplace.

Applicants are required to be registered with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled Nurse qualified to administer medications among all four routes; and employed as an Enrolled Nurse in an area of nursing practice with clients undergoing intravenous therapy.

2014 program dates

Please contact the Program Manager Carylin Lenehan (carylin.lenehan@rmit.edu.au) for specific 2014 program dates.