About the course

Intravenous cannulation is the second most invasive procedure for patients in hospital.

Use of peripheral venous cannula is common, but infection can occur and prove fatal, if care is not taken to monitor the site.

This course on intravenous cannulation is designed to theoretically prepare the nurses to perform intravenous cannulation. The course provides an understanding of various aspects of intravenous cannulation and management of complications to maintain quality practice in the workplace.

Learning Outcome

  • Recognise the indications for cannulation and their advantages.
  • Determine the appropriate cannula size for its precipitated use.
  • Write down the preparation required for cannulation and list the steps required to undertake effective cannulation.
  • Identify a suitable vein for cannulation.
  • List the possible complications of cannulation.


Number of CPD Points

2 Points

Duration of the course

2 Hours (Self-Paced)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intravenous Cannulation

    • Student Handbook - Part 01

    • Student Handbook - Part 02

  • 2

    Intravenous Cannulation Video

    • Intravenous (IV) Cannulation_Part 01

    • IV Cannulation Technique

    • Cannulation- How to gain IV access

    • IV Cannulation Procedure

    • Intravenous (IV) Cannulation_Part 02

    • Intravenous (IV) Cannulation - Part 03

  • 3

    Intravenous Cannulation Journal Articles

    • Peripheral-Intravenous-Cannulation-And-Phlebitis-Risk

    • Prospective study of incidence and predictors of peripheral intravenous catheter-induced complications

    • Development of a clinical prediction rule to improve peripheral intravenous cannulae first attempt success in the emergency department and reduce post insertion failure rates

    • Infection prevention in IV therapy

    • Prevention of Needle-Stick Injuries in Healthcare Facilities

    • Peripheral intravenous cannulation: managing distress and anxiety

  • 4

    Intravenous Cannulation Assessment

    • Test

  • 5

    Intravenous Cannulation Evaluation

    • How did we do?