"We believe that all patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare institutions are entitled to benefit from I.V. Therapy of the highest quality. Because I.V. Therapy is always best delivered by a knowledgeable and highly skilled professional, it is our goal to promote quality I.V. practice in the acute and alternative healthcare settings, through professional continuing education opportunities."

Kay Coulter, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC

   
 

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I.V. Therapy Education

** SELF STUDY and ONLINE Programs Now Available!! **

Our I.V. Therapy Education Program (quite often referred to as I.V. Certification) was designed to provide the RN or LPN with a basic knowledge of I.V. Therapy practice.  It is offered in various locations and taught in accordance with individual state hour requirements.  RN's are encouraged to attend as a refresher; or as a primer for new RN's.  Course content includes current standards of practice, a venous access device review, venipuncture techniques, I.V. medication administration and fluid management, a review of nutritional solutions, management of difficult I.V. insertions, legal aspects and vascular access protocols, and a 100-question post test.

Upon successful completion the participant will receive documentation of I.V. Therapy Education.  Successful completion includes attendance, class participation, and a minimum grade of 80% on the post test.

This program meets the 30-hour I.V. therapy education requirement set forth in the FBON Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 64B9-12.004, Page 93-96) for LPN's practicing I.V. Therapy in the State of Florida.

Note: The I.V. Therapy Education classes we teach are offered through St. Petersburg College and are scheduled in the Clearwater (Pinellas County) area.  Click Here to view dates & locations, as well as Online class options.

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The workbook was well organized and easy to follow. I'm glad I have something to keep to refer back to with questions.  I also liked being able to handle the different pieces of equipment we were discussing.
Deanna Gianopoulos, PCT - New Poet Richey, Florida - 10/19/12

I thank you again, your information has proved to be invaluable and my IV success rate and knowledge has improved immensely.
Emily Fraser, RN - 10/26/11

The instructor's knowledge, not only regarding theory but knowledge of practical experience and real life troubleshooting.
Candace Andrade, RN - Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, Florida

Material was presented in a very interesting way with use of many I.V. devices…the teacher is very knowledgeable and uses day-to-day examples to enrich the class…the booklet is super!
Barbara Garcia, LPN, Oak Manor - Nursing Care, St. Petersburg, Florida

Excellent instructor, very knowledgeable, made learning fun…expanded my knowledge of I.V. Therapy and what I can and cannot do.
Kathleen Soskin, LPN, DaVota Kidney Center, Wesley Chapel, Florida

The layout of the text, the 5-day presentation, and the instructor – she is skilled, knowledgeable, diplomatic and funny – wonderful attributes.
Kathy Miles, LPN, Hospice, Brooksville, Florida

Obvious love for teaching…takes A LOT of time to answer repeat questions.
Rachel Atwood, LPN, Regional Medical Center - Bayonet Point, Hudson, Florida

The instructor was very impressive with her knowledge in regards to I.V. administration.
Antoinette E. Henderson, LPN, St. Anthony’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida

Visuals and organized notebook outline excellent…the instructor was organized and managed time very well…the presentation / lecture was extremely informative…instructor had a wealth of information…explained all material incredibly…I am greatly impressed!!!
Cathy Barker (recent LPN graduate), Dade City, Florida

Teacher’s thorough knowledge in field…willingness to stay and answer additional questions…the fast pace (followed by individual review) resulted in less classroom time…I learn well using this method.
Pat Lamb (recent LPN graduate), Spring Hill, Florida

Will this class make me “I.V. Certified”?
The term “certification” is generally defined as: verification that a healthcare provider has knowledge in a specialty based on predetermined standards of practice. The knowledge base is assessed most frequently by successful performance on a qualifying exam available from various national nursing organizations. The credentialing or certifying exam for Infusion Therapy is available thru the Infusion Nurses Credentialing Corporation (INCC). To find out more information about the exam and I.V. Certification log on to www.ins1.org and choose “certification” from the options.

Does this class meet the LPN I.V. Therapy requirement mandated by my state board of nursing?
Our I.V. Therapy Education program is taught in various lengths and does meet the requirement for LPN I.V. Therapy practice set forth by some states. Currently our I.V. Therapy Education Program meets LPN requirements for Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky and possibly any other state that has a requirement for 40 hours or less. Please check with your individual state for specific requirements. If your state requires more than 40 hours of course work or mandates a clinical component within the law, you would need to resource a local provider for I.V. Therapy Education.

 

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