Subcutaneous Infusion

Subcutaneous Infusion

Primary Care and Secondary Care of Administration of Subcutaneous Fluids (Hypodermoclysis or Interstitial), is facilitated by registered nurses (RN)  with first hand clinical experience, this ½ day theory and practical based course allows participation in theoretical study, bring examples from practice and underpins or further updates knowledge on safe administration of sub-cutaneous fluids in the Primary Care and Secondary Care environment.


Why Is Subcutaneous Fluids Training Important?

This course is underpinned by current guidelines and Public Health Guidelines and utlilises evidence-based theory acquired from Clinical Skills to provide current national guidance on the administration of sub-cutaneous fluids.


Certification Outline
  • Be aware of holistic review regarding dehydration prevention
  • Have knowledge of the warning signs of dehydration
  • Understand when and why subcutaneous fluids might be used
  • Have knowledge of fluids that can be given safely subcutaneously
  • Be aware of the procedure of setting up subcutaneous fluids
  • Demonstrate the monitoring of the infusion site and related documentation
  • Demonstrate the process of administration


Subcutaneous Infusion


Program Duration

Our Different Subcutaneous Infusion programs are as follows-

  • ADD On to Phlebotomy and or Intravenous Infusion (1/2 - 1 hour)
  • Certificate of Subcutaneous Infusion (Basic Program)  3 - 5 hours / 1 day.


Aimed At

Registered Health Professionals on the principles and procedures for the safe administration of subcutaneous fluids to adult patients, for the management of symptoms of dehydration. senior carers or nursing assistants may also benefit from the theory and classroom supervision of safe administration of sub-cutaneous fluids.