In order to ensure patient safety and comfort, all clinicians performing intravenous cannulation must ensure proficiency in their technique. Competency is essential.
This module is the last in the series of 5 modules on venepuncture and cannulation. The 5 modules are:
This module provides a step-by-step guide on how to perform intravenous cannulation, common complications, and the appropriate interventions when complications do arise.
Prior to undertaking cannulation, clinicians should check local policies and access the appropriate practical training and competency assessments. Only those deemed competent should perform intravenous cannulation.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: