IV Therapy Courses and Training:
IV Therapy Certification and Refresher Courses
Proper administration of intravenous ("IV") drug therapy requires a highly
trained nursing staff. IV Nurse Consultants is committed in providing a diverse
and distinctive educational program that long term care professionals can
utilize to advance their knowledge, meet re-licensure requirements, and enhance
their overall educational needs. Upon request, our IV Nurse Consultants Team
provides an education and certification program on IV therapy to assure proper
staff training and compliance with regulatory requirements within the
*A JAMA study estimated that 106,000 hospital patients die and 2.2 million
injured each year by adverse reactions to medications.
The need for absolute accuracy in identifying, calculating, and administering
drugs has always been a basis of safe health care. Approximately four years ago,
after a series of articles by Chicago Tribune it was brought to light a growing
and serious problem in America. The concern of safety due to medication and drug
errors became part of the national consciousness.
The reports of medication errors shows that those responsible for providing care
could be inadvertently placing their patients in life-threatening situations.
Nurses are affected significantly, as their primary duties relate to drug
calculation and administration of medication. As the nursing shortage deepens and become more acute over the next ten years, greater
pressures will be placed on nurses. It is expected there will be higher-to-patient ratios,
longer hours, and mandated overtime to name a few of the impacts, nurses will experience.
This shortage has contributed to the difficulty of health care institutions to train their
staff to the extent they would prefer and that JCAHO suggests.
According to recent Online Survey, Certification and Reporting (OSCAR) data, over 30,000
nursing facility residents nationwide receive infusion therapy during their stay. Due to
the lack of experience and training, many facilities continue to be ill equipped to handle
What are the most common errors associated with infusion therapy in the nursing facility
setting? How can facilities help to prevent errors and provide education to staff that is
necessary to deal with these complicated therapies and complications associated with IV
IV Nurse Consultants understands the importance of continuing education and the requirements
to stay current with the changes that continually take place in IV therapy. We offer a wide
variety of intravenous educational programs, including refresher, basic, advanced, in-services,
and workshops. These programs have been designed to be directed towards the needs of the
long-term care facilities and hospitals. They can be tailored to meet the needs of your
IV Therapy Courses Offered:
We have designed our courses for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses
and other Practitioners who will be involved in the insertion, care and/or
maintenance of intravenous cannulae.
The courses and inservices have been developed to comprehensively cover the
professional, legal and practical requirements for extending the scope of
professional practice for Nurses and Practitioners to undertake this role.
As our participants go through their learning process, we cover many of the
following areas of Risk Management, Legal and Professional Issues, Anatomy and
Physiology, Procedure and Complications and a Practical Session.
It is suggested that after completion of our programs and inservices,
participants are supervised while they turn their newly learned skill into
Our instructions can be tailored to meet the needs of individuals or specific
groups, at your convenience. Whether you have a defined duty to act in
emergencies or you want to know the best way to help in an emergency, we have
your training solutions.
Classes can be scheduled weekdays, weekends and evenings, at your location or