IV Course Certification

250.00 per person (2-day Class)

COURSE GOALS:

This IV course is for the LPN and Graduate Practical Nurse (GPN) with a comprehensive knowledge in IV therapy practice, including managing Central Venous (CV) lines.

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IV COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss the LPN’s role in IV therapy, IV infusions, and managing central lines as identified in the Florida Nurse Practice Act (NPA) and your facility or agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes in IV therapy as defined by Florida Nurse Practice Act.
  • Understand LPNs in the state of Florida provide IV course therapy under the direct supervision of a RN licensed in Florida.
  • Explain the legal aspects of IV therapy by LPNs including the policies and procedures of the institution.
  • Recognize medical terminology pertinent to IV therapy and documentation.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of peripheral veins LPNs may access for venipuncture.
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of central venous access “medical specialist” may access for IV therapy.
  • Perform a venipuncture utilizing the principles of infection control in IV therapy.
  • Identify the role of the LPN to monitor, maintain, and report adverse effects of IV site and infusion.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of IV therapy complications including specific interventions.
  • List indications for a peripheral and central venous heparin lock.
  • Calculate IV fluids rates of administration.
  • Discuss the difference in total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN).
  • Describe the role of the LPN in the administration of IV medications.
  • Describe the role of the LPN to care for a client receiving chemotherapy.
  • Verbalize information about blood transfusions including indications, types of reactions, complications and the role of the LPN to care for clients receiving blood and blood products.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
Learning materials as a basis for the course. Study the information carefully, and then complete the examination section. Printed material included in this packet to successfully complete the course.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
To meet the Florida Board of Nursing requirements for an IV therapy certificate, the LPN or GPN must:

  • Earn a minimal score of 80% on the examination (one retake is permitted if score is below 80%).
  • Complete the attached clinical skills checklist under the supervision of a Florida Licensed Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Upon successful completion of the course posttest and the proficiency skills checklist, 30 contact hours will be awarded. No partial credit can be earned.

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