-Equips participants with practical ability in intravenous administration.
-Provides theoretical training for radiographers and radiation therapists undertaking intravenous administration in imaging departments.
-One day attendance, supplemented by e-learning.
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 cannulation and the necessary knowledge required to administer contrast agents in the Imaging department. This course provides insight into application of the current European guidelines, ensuring that candidates are experts in this field on completion.
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 than 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.
One day of student attendance at UCD are required.
This short course provides an appropriate theoretical background for Radiographers, Radiation Therapists and other healthcare professionals undertaking intravenous administration of contrast agents in an imaging department. In conjunction with a supervised schedule of administered injections, the course facilitates the development of practical competence in intravenous cannulation and administration of contrast agents.
The course comprises six elements, each of which must be completed in order to be awarded the associated module credits.
1.Online lectures and reading material, with associated compulsory successful completion of online multiple choice questions prior to attendance at UCD
2.Attendance at UCD for taught lectures
3.Attendance at UCD for practical sessions on intravenous training arms
4.Submission of student led recommendations on amendments to their departmental IV protocols.
5.Submission of written piece of course work
6.Submission of online record of clinical practice
The module has been approved by UCD as Master's level at 10 ECTS. 10ECTS equates to 200 hours of formal continuous professional development (CPD) activity, aiding achievement of CORU CPD requirements. This course is proudly accredited by the professional body for radiographers, the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT)