Practice of nursing is regulated by Nursing Practice Acts (NPAs). NPA is a set of law passed by the state legislatures. Nurse practice acts vary state by state. 50 states, the District of Columbia and four US territories have state boards of nursing which are state-specific licensing and regulatory bodies. State boards of nursing sets the standards for safe nursing care, decides the scope of practice for RNs, LPNs and APRNs within its jurisdiction. State Boards of nursing sets entry level qualifications and issues nursing licenses to qualified candidates.
Some states require specific IV therapy training for LPNs referred as IV therapy certification for LPNs. Every state does not permit LPNs and LVNs to infuse through central venous catheters including PICC line and midline catheter. Few state boards of nursing have guidelines for PICC line insertion training for RNs often referred as PICC line certification.
Infusion therapy Institute conducts IV therapy Program for RNs and LPNs This 2-day hands-on training meets the mandate set forth by most boards of nursing. To be IV certified, following this didactic course, you could obtain competency validation at your facility under the supervision of a RN.
As a nurse, it is important that you are be familiar with the rules and regulations set forth by your state board of nursing and perform infusion therapy procedures within your scope of practice and according to your institutional policy and procedures. For detailed state by state regulations for IV therapy certification, please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. https://www.ncsbn.org/search.htm?q=lpn+iv+certification
About Our IV Therapy Training Classes for Nurses
Nurse practice act (NPA) is the law that delineates the legal scope of practice of nurses. Nurse practice acts vary state by state. During IV infusion therapy, RNs, LPNs and LVNs must comply with the rules and regulations of the board of nursing. Some states have specific guidelines for infusion therapy education, training and competency validation called as IV Therapy Certification for LPNs. Most jurisdictions allow “IV Certified” LPNs to insert and infuse through short peripheral catheters, but not through a central vascular catheter / central line.
If you need to review your scope of practice, visit your Board of Nursing website. Also, https://www.ncsbn.org/npa.htm will direct you to the state board of nursing website where you can locate the NPA via the State Statute or code. The rules/regulations are found in the sections or chapters of the state administrative code.
This 2-day IV therapy training program teaches to insert, use, maintain and manage short peripheral IV catheters. RNs and LPNs with little or no experience in IV infusion therapy should attend this hands-on IV infusion therapy training. This meets the mandate set forth by most state boards of nursing for intravenous therapy certification for LPNs and LVNs.
Who should attend the IV Therapy Certificate Program?
- Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses requiring “IV infusion therapy certification”
- Registered nurses (RNs) with little or no experience in intravenous therapy
- New graduates before or after taking the national council licensing (NCLX) examination and preparing to enter the nursing practice
- Nursing students starting clinicals