Details and Registration

12h CPD

Medication administration - principles and practice revisited

This two-day workshop is designed to update the registered nurses’ skills in medication administration. Topics covered include administration via all five routes, drug calculations and managing IV pumps, syringe drivers and PCA systems.

Program includes:

Day 1

  • medication administration - review of professional and legal responsibilities

  • introduction to pharmacokinetics

  • introduction to pharmacodynamics

  • Oh no! Not another medication error! Causes of medication errors, strategies to reduce medication errors and drug nutrient interactions

  • principles of drug calculations, examples and worksheets

  • preparing and administering oral medications – practical session

  • questions and answer

Day 2

  • review previous study day’s work.

  • ions, carriers, blockers - what are they?

  • medication administration - overview of subcutaneous and intramuscular injection techniques

  • administering medications intravenously - managing IV infusion, IV bolus injections

  • discussion and demonstration of IV pumps, syringe drivers, PCA systems, Alaris Medical Systems

  • nurses and pain relief - principles and management of patient controlled analgesia systems; epidural analgesia

  • questions and answer.

  • Member $360, non-member $420, Job Rep/SIG member $320

    Please note this seminar runs over two days. Monday 26 October & 2 November 2015 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

 Date Venue Sessions
 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 ANMF Melbourne Start Date: 26/10/2015 09:30:00 am
End Date: 11/11/2015 16:30:00 pm
Venue: ANMF Melbourne Presenter: Sue Pleunik