This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform peripheral intravenous cannulation on clients.
This unit applies to registered enrolled nurses, registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioners and emergency workers for whom peripheral intravenous cannulation is part of the job role. They may be working in hospitals, primary health care in rural remote locations, pathology services, out-of-hospital settings or in other allied health care environments.
The extent of the practitioner’s role for peripheral intravenous cannulation may be subject to state/territory legislation and organisation policy, and competency should be demonstrated within the context of applicable legislation and organisation practice.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
All students doing nationally recognized training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here. https://www.usi.gov.au/your-usi/create-usi