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Intravenous Therapy IV Therapy Training & Certificate Program for RNs and LPNs


Units Sold: 22

Certificate of Completion with 14.0 CNE contact hours


Date: December 3-4, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Des Plaines, IL

Published on: December 5, 2017
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5% discount for registering multiple classes (2 or more) classes


Intravenous Therapy IV Therapy Training Course & Certificate Program for RNs and LPNs

This peripheral hands-on intravenous therapy training program meets the mandate set forth by most state boards of nursing for Intravenous Therapy Certification for LPNs. If your sate requires additional hours, it may be completed by a registered nurse at your  place of employment. Institutions are required to  provide competency validation according to the institution’s policy and procedures.

Who should attend?

  • Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) requiring documented education and training often referred as IV Therapy Certification” for LPNs
  • New graduates entering the work force
  • Nursing students starting clinicals
  • Registered nurses (RNs) with little or no experience in intravenous therapy
  • Nurses returning to the heathcare , as a part of nursing refresher programs.

Program Outline

DAY 1: Lecture

  • Describe purpose and methods of infusion therapy
  • Review legal implications and delegation of IV therapy
  • Review fluids and electrolytes, and human homeostasis
  • Infection prevention guidelines as it applies to Peripheral IV Therapy
  • IV drip calculations and flow control devices
  • Preventing oversights during infusion therapy
  • Indications, side effects and patient assessment criteria for:

Antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal infusions
Intravenous hydration
Parenteral nutrition administration
High alert and inotropic medications
Cytotoxic infusion therapies
Biologics and immunotherapies

  • pH and osmolarity of infusates irritant and vesicant medications
  • Vascular access device selection criteria
  • Equipment selection and initiating peripheral IV therapy
  • Setting up primary and secondary lines, converting an IV to a saline lock


  • Venous anatomy and PIV catheter insertion site selection criteria
  • Methods to palpate and locate deep and healthy veins
  • Venipuncture, peripheral catheter insertion and troubleshooting technique
  • Measures to prevent and manage complications
  • Routine care and maintenance of peripheral infusion therapy
  • Short peripheral catheter removal
  • Documentation guidelines
  • Demonstration and practice session: Attendees palpate, locate, and identify veins on each other, and then practice PIV catheter insertion and troubleshooting techniques on an advanced venipuncture training aid, under the supervision of an experienced  IV nurse.
    Post-test: Passing score 80%
    Question and answer session
    Program evaluation and awarding certificates

Criteria for Completion: Attendees must attend the entire 2-day session to obtain certificates of completion and CE contact hours

Additional information


August: 20-21, 2018: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, October 15-16, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, December 3-4, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM