IV Therapy & Medication Administration Refresher

This refresher course offers participants the opportunity to refresh their theoretical knowledge when caring for patients requiring intravenous therapy (IV) and intravenous medication administration.

Participants may also complete a practical assessment to demonstrate competency in administering IV therapy and IV medication administration. This may be done onsite at Mater Education, Mater South Brisbane.

This course is delivered as an e-learning module with the option of a face-to-face practical assessment.

Who should attend?
This course is offered as a refresher course. Participants must have held previous competency in IV therapy and IV medication administration.


  • Enrolled Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Midwives
Course structure

This course is delivered as an e-learning module, with the option to participate in a face-to-face practical assessment afterwards.

E-Learning module
The e-learning module covers the following topics:

  • legal aspects of IV medication administration
  • drug schedules and drug storage
  • quality management
  • minimising risk with IV Therapy and Medications
  • abbreviation used in IV Therapy and Medications
  • IV medication pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • IV medication calculations
  • infusion therapy equipment
  • documentation and IV management
  • preparing IV medications
  • IV fluids and vascular access devices
  • blood transfusion and management

Practical simulation module (optional)
Upon completion of the e-learning module, participants may take part in a face-to-face practical assessment to consolidate their learnings. This may be delivered onsite at Mater Education, or with an educator in your current working environment.

Duration and cost

The eLearning course will take approximately 16 hours to complete.
The practical assessment will take approximately one hour to complete.

Practical assessment are held at the following times:
Wednesdays 9am - 10am and 10am - 11am

Please call Mater Education on 3163 8365 to book a session.


eLearning course $200.00

eLearning course plus practical assessment $300

Cancellation and refund policy

This course is available online for completion anytime.

Practical assessments onsite at Mater Education are subject to appointment.

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To enquiry for the e-Learning only course please call Mater Education on 1300 070 350.