21st April 2020
09th October 2020
8.30a.m. – 1.30p.m.
Eligible to attend:
The aim of this course is to provide nurses from a variety of settings i.e. nursing homes, hospitals, residential service, intellectual disability service, home care with an overview of the principles of subcutaneous fluid administration.
Subcutaneous fluid administration is a safe, simple technique that may be used to provide fluid to patients unable to do so by mouth (Martinez-Riquelm, Allison 2005, Walsh 2005).
As part of the day participants will identify:
- Key issues in relation to the scope of practice in administrating subcutaneous fluids
- The anatomy and physiology of the Integumentary system
- Decision making and ethical consideration in artificial hydration
- Procedure outlined as per local policy
- Equipment required
- Skin site choice
- Indications, contra indications and prevention of complications in administrating of subcutaneous fluids
5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland)