Management of out-patients on intravenous antibiotics (OPVIA)
This training has been specifically designed to assist Registered Nurses working in Private Hospitals within Aged Care to manage patients with central venous lines who require an extended length of intravenous antibiotic therapy in the comfort of their own facility.
On completion of the on line training and practical workshop the RN will be able to:
Discuss OPIVA programme
- Explain what a PICC line is
Discuss and demonstrate safe nursing management of a patient with a PICC line
- Explain potential complications associated with PICC lines and management
Describe the follow up and support provided by the OPIVA Programme
- Demonstrate antibiotic administration options
Demonstrate PICC dressing and injection port change
There are two parts to the training:
The online e-Learning OPIVA training workbook introduces the OPIVA program and best practices related to the care and maintenance of patients with PICC lines receiving long term intravenous therapies. Once you have completed the workbook you will be issued a certificate via email.
Clinical Skills Demonstration and Practice Session
This is facilitated by the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) IV Access Team. This demonstration and practice session gives you the opportunity to practice skills associated with the care and management of PICC lines and the methods of administration of intravenous antibiotics in an educational environment.
Please complete the enrolment form and email: OPIVA@middlemore.co.nz. Instructions for enrolling are on Ko Awatea LEARN website. Complete online theoretical training and confirmation of your booking into the practical training workshop will be emailed to you.