IV Therapy Infusion Training
Certificate in 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 LPN’s and RN’s 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
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.
In most states, including Florida, post-education training is required to become qualified to administer IV therapy infusion. Florida requires LPNs to obtain 30 hours of post-graduate IV therapy training, including a hands-on component, to legally administer IV therapy infusion.
IV Fusion Therapy: 30 clock hours
Upon completion of this course, the motivated learner will validate competency and will be able to:
- Define intravenous therapy
- Describe indications for IV therapy
- Communicate an overview of specific regulations and legal considerations of IV therapy
- Explain fluid and electrolytes and acid-base balance as it applies to intravenous therapy
- Identify grouping and classifications of IV drugs
- Explain IV administration method
- List measures to prevent medication errors
- Demonstrate appropriate patient assessment prior to, during and post IV drug administration
- Explain the circulatory system as it applies to IV therapy
- Explain the selection process of peripheral veins appropriate for venipuncture and IV therapy
- Demonstrate appropriate infection Control measures
- Provide overview of short term and long term vascular access devices
- Explain the equipment and supplies selection for venipuncture and IV therapy
- Demonstrate an IV drip calculation
- Explain how to institute a patient and caregiver education program
- Explain IV catheter insertion and troubleshooting technique
- Demonstrate skill in routine care and maintenance
- Demonstrate central venous access device assessment
- Identify nursing measures to prevent and manage potential complications related to intravenous therapy
- 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).