This module provides an appropriate theoretical background for radiographers and Radiation Therapists undertaking intravenous administration in an Imaging department. In conjunction with a supervised schedule of administered injections, the course facilitates practical ability in intravenous administration.
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is targeted primarily towards:
What Will I Learn?
The UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science is pleased to offer this professional module in IV administration for Radiographers. More 600 students have now successfully completed this module, and we continue to adapt it to meet the needs of students and the clinical healthcare environment.
Two days of student attendance at UCD are required.
This short course provides an appropriate theoretical background for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists undertaking intravenous administration in an imaging department. In conjunction with a supervised schedule of administered injections, the course facilitates the development of practical competence in intravenous administration.
The course comprises five elements, each of which must be completed in order to be awarded the associated module credits.
1. Taught lectures
2. Practical demonstrations on IV arms
3. Student-led recommendations on amendments to their departmental IV protocol
4. Submission of record of clinical practice
5. Submission written piece of coursework
The module has been approved by UCD as Masters level at 10 ECTS, and this equates to 20 IIRRT (Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy) CPD points.
Equips participants with practical ability in intravenous administration.
Provides theoretical training for radiographers and radiation therapists undertaking intravenous administration in imaging departments.
Two day attendance, supplemented by e-learning.
All candidates study intravenous agents used for x-ray and CT examinations.
Students will then choose to attend a lecture on either RNI / PET or MRI agents.
Further aspects of practical administration such as using automatic injectors, dealing with adverse incidents, delegation of prescribing responsibilities, and administration protocols are all included.
A practical training session with IV radiographer trainers will take place during the two taught days.