IV Therapy Infusion Training

Certificate in IV Therapy Infusion

Course Overview

Program Overview, IV Therapy Infusion

In just two weeks you will complete the 30 hour training course and be able to administer IV Therapy Infusion. IV Therapy Infusion at Cambridge is a 30 hour training course designed to provide LPNs and RNs the skills to practice IV Therapy Infusion. Classes are designed to provide essential knowledge of IV Therapy instruction.

  • Classroom learning led by qualified instructors
  • Hands on experience
  • Training with the most industry current equipment

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What is IV Therapy Infusion?

Intravenous (IV) therapy infusion speeds the delivery of fluids and medications throughout a patient’s bloodstream. By delivering key medications and fluids directly into the bloodstream, IV therapy infusion helps to quickly manage a patient’s pain or life-threatening conditions.

IV therapy infusion is commonly used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including post-operative pain, spinal cord injuries, fibromyalgia and more. IV therapy infusion treatments are administered either through a gravity feed or through a mechanical pump, though in the majority of US hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers, the pump method is preferred.


IV Fusion Therapy: 30 clock hours

Upon completion of this course, the motivated learner will validate competency and will be able to:

  1. Define intravenous therapy
  2. Describe indications for IV therapy
  3. Communicate an overview of specific regulations and legal considerations of IV therapy
  4. Explain fluid and electrolytes and acid-base balance as it applies to intravenous therapy
  5. Identify grouping and classifications of IV drugs
  6. Explain IV administration method
  7. List measures to prevent medication errors
  8. Demonstrate appropriate patient assessment prior to, during and post IV drug administration
  9. Explain the circulatory system as it applies to IV therapy
  10. Explain the selection process of peripheral veins appropriate for venipuncture and IV therapy
  11. Demonstrate appropriate infection Control measures
  12. Provide overview of short term and long term vascular access devices
  13. Explain the equipment and supplies selection for venipuncture and IV therapy
  14. Demonstrate an IV drip calculation
  15. Explain how to institute a patient and caregiver education program
  16. Explain IV catheter insertion and troubleshooting technique
  17. Demonstrate skill in routine care and maintenance
  18. Demonstrate central venous access device assessment
  19. Identify nursing measures to prevent and manage potential complications related to intravenous therapy
  20. List the documentation guidelines

Hands-on session includes demonstration PIV catheter insertion by the instructor and practice by the students.

Knowledge is assessed with a post test. Skill validation includes venipuncture and IV catheter insertion by attendees under supervision of a preceptor. Certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the entire course.

*This course does not fall under the grant of accreditation for the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This course is not Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education.