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Injectable Medicines Therapy


Injectable Medicines Therapy is a highly interactive, visual and self-paced learning environment designed by experienced nurse educators and clinical pharmacists.

This Advanced Skills module builds upon the dosage calculation competence developed within the Essential Skills and Bodyweight and BSA modules.

It is designed to develop and assess the competencies required for safe medication practice with the more complex problem solving and calculations associated with injectable medicines therapy such as slow IV injections, intermittent and continuous infusions.

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What you will learn

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Conceptually understand drug dosage calculation problem-solving for doses prescribed via slow IV injection, intermittent infusion or continuous infusion.
  • Interpret medication orders, medication product labels, prepared medication infusion labels, monographs and other important information, and accurately calculate prescribed drug dosages and rates of administration.
  • Demonstrate medication measurement skill by:
    • Selecting an appropriate syringe, measuring the correct volume of prescribed medication and administering a slow IV injection at the prescribed duration.
    • Setting the correct volume to be infused and prescribed rate of administration, for an intermittent or continuous infusion, administered via a prescribed volumetric or syringe pump.

Problem Types & Formats by Area of Practice

The table below lists the various problem types and formats covered by this module and their availability by area of practice.

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  • CPD points
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Reflective account
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This program is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 7 CPD hours per module according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.

Unique Medications

Authentic Dosage Problems

Clinical Systems

Clinical Indications