Perform peripheral intravenous cannulation

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTHPS009, 'Perform peripheral intravenous cannulation'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements define the essential outcomes


Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Prepare for peripheral intravenous cannulation

1.1 Correctly identify client and authorised request/s for peripheral intravenous cannulation

1.2 Explain procedure to client and obtain consent and check for allergies

1.3 Identify any additional specific requests/tests relevant to the procedure before proceeding

1.4 Ensure client is correctly and comfortably positioned to access the veins

1.5 Work with multidisciplinary team to coordinate activities to ensure they do not impact on peripheral vascular cannulation

1.6 Discuss with parent/carer/staff member appropriate holding and/or distraction technique for a client during cannulation

1.7 Assemble and prepare peripheral intravenous cannulation equipment using standard precautions

1.8 Apply tourniquet/blood pressure cuff to limb, palpate for identification of suitable vein and then release tourniquet/blood pressure cuff

1.9 Prepare and clean insertion site for cannulation

2. Perform peripheral intravenous cannulation

2.1 Identify own work health and safety (WHS) risks associated with poor posture during procedure and adjust client’s position

2.2 Use aseptic technique to insert peripheral intravenous cannula in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and organisation policies and procedures

2.3 Respond to complications in accordance with organisation policy and procedures and refer client to supervisor

2.4 Dress the site with visibility of cannula entry and secure cannula to limb.

2.5 Date the cannula in-situ dressing site, ensure client is left comfortable and is provided with relevant information and instructions

2.6 Dispose of wastes, taking into account opportunities to address waste minimisation, environmental responsibility and sustainable practice issues

2.7 Document in client’s health information the site of peripheral intravenous cannulation and number of attempts

3. Monitor peripheral intravenous cannula in-situ

3.1 Assess site and cannula patency regularly in accordance with organisation procedures

3.2 Refer to supervisor or authorised personnel observed indications for cannula removal

3.3 Upon authorised request, remove intravenous cannula, cover insertion site and check bleeding has stopped