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Practical skills

How to insert a peripheral cannula

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Duration: 01 hr
  • Level: Qualified nurses
  • Last updated: 2020

This practical learning module focuses on how to undertake the safe and effective insertion of a peripheral cannula. Peripheral cannulation to enable venous access for the administration of intravenous (IV) medication, infusion therapy and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) as well as the taking of blood samples is discussed.

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Sally Jane Shaw, Clinical skills trainer, VIP Venepuncture and Cannulation Training, Warwickshire, England


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