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IV Therapy Administration, Care and Maintenance- 1

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Session 1: Infusion Therapy Essentials - Overview of Online Program

IV therapy education program for LPNs,  or as an update program for registered nurses, APRNs, and other licensed clinicians allowed to administer IV therapy.  Requirements for successful completion include a score of 80% or more on the session 1 post test.

Purpose of this Session: is to enable the learner to describe evidence-based I.V. infusion therapy practices.

Overall Purpose of the Program (session 1 and 2): is to enable the learner to demonstrate knowledge of IV therapy administration and care via peripheral and central line venous access devices.

Format: Session 1 of the IV Therapy Administration, Care and Maintenance training program is presented online.

The full program combines the online instruction of session 1 with a 2nd hands-on skills lab supervised by experienced infusion clinicians (skills lab can be completed independently by trainees on the job)

Topics: short peripheral IV catheter use vs. central line use for IV therapy, venous A&P, pH and osmolarity and effects on vasculature, common infusates, short peripheral IV and central line catheter flushing, site care, cap care, sterile fluid pathway, adverse effects related to IV therapy, signs of complications, identification of veins suitable for short peripheral IV catheter insertion, short peripheral IV catheter insertion procedure, complications of IV therapy, legal implications related to IV therapy, infusion modalities, central line care, starting and discontinuing and infusion, monitoring of the patient during an infusion, removal of the short peripheral IV catheter. 

Onsite programs: We can provide an estimate for providing the online and/or the skills lab practicum portion of this program for health care facility groups.  Fill in our Consult Request online at: www.piccresource.com/consulting.php or call us at: (888) 459-4913, extension 1003 for details.

Health care facility groups that contract with us may have staff attend session 1, and follow session 1 with a hands-on skills lab that meets organizational policy and procedures, and is run by an assigned clinical supervisor or clinical educator.

Commercial Support/Conflict of Interest: There is no commercial support, sponsorhip, or conflict of interest for this educational activity..

Earn 17 Nursing CNE credits/ contact hours

Optional: Demonstrate skills, take our session 2 skills lab practicum class.


ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Re: State Boards of Nursing Requirements & This Program: 

Is the Company Licensed?: PICC Resource Associates, LLC is a Connecticut-based Nursing & Healthcare Professional Continuing Education Company. PICC Resource Associates, LLC as a company has been approved to operate and run education programs as a business by the state of Connecticut. The state of Conneceticut does not license continuing education companies, it grants approvals. We're vetted and established, PICC Resource Associates, LLC has operated IV-related continuing education training in the state of Connecticut since 2003. 


Does the Program Meet My State's Nursing IV Therapy Education Requirements?: We have done our best to ensure that this program meets national evidence-based practice and, therefore most states' requirements for IV therapy training. However, Board of Nursing education requirements vary from state to state and we have confirmed that this program meets the requirements of both the Connecticut and our neighboring state, Massachusett's Board of Nursing requirements for IV Therapy continuing education. We will add to the list in the future. For now, if your state is not in the list, check with your board of nursing prior to sign up to ensure the program meets the education requirements for your state. Click here for our program outline for education content covered in the program.


What Does the Term Continuing Education Mean?: Continuing education, is education provided to professionals beyond the initial education for their profession. For example, for nurses it is ongoing training post nursing school. Post nursing school, approved continuing education providers offer continuing education credits in the form of Continuing Nursed Education or CNEs, also known as Contact Hours) which are used to validate education with employers, and for nursing specialties.


Are the Continuing Education Credits Granted Valid In My State?: The short answer is in general yes. As long as the course content is accepted, the CNE credits are accepted nationally. Continuing educattion providers are approved by state boards of nursing, and/or by national certifying boards such as the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). The contact hours earned are generally transferable, and are not restricted to one state. In fact obtaining credits from or gaining approval by various nursing boards outside of one's state is quite common. This means for example that nurse attendees to a program in New York may earn CNE contact hours from a provider approved by the California Board of Nursing and the CNEs earned are valid for submission of proof of continuing education to the New York Board of Nursing.


What qualifies PICC Resource to Run The Program?: The program developer and instructors are nationally board certified IV therapy and vascular access specialists by the credentialing organizations of the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and the Association for Vascular Access (AVA). The program has been designed using the INS Standards of Practice which are the natiional standards of best practices in infusion therapy procedures and care in the United States. Additionaly the program is based on AVA guidelines for vascular access, Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, national infectious disease organizations guidelines, and Joint Commission accreditation recommendations.


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