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Fluid Balance & Vital Signs

Fluid Balance & Vital Signs

This Fluid Balance & Vital Signs online course will give an overview of the general principles of intravenous (IV) fluid therapy in hospital inpatients aged 16 and over. Principles and protocols for IV fluid therapy, assessment and monitoring of a person’s fluid needs, and routine maintenance will be discussed


.Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe why a person might receive IV fluid therapy
    • Understand assessment and monitoring of a person’s fluid needs
    • Describe IV fluid use for routine maintenance
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Fluid Balance & Vital Signs – Course Introduction
    • What is IV Fluid Therapy?
    • Receiving IV Fluid Therapy
    • During IV Fluid Therapy
    • IV Fluid Prescriptions
    • Assessment for IV Fluids
    • Monitoring IV Fluids
    • Training & Education

    Unit 2

    • Fluid Balance
    • Dehydration
    • Excessive Fluids
    • Assessing for Dehydration
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Fluid Balance & Vital Signs free course certificate.


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