IV Training

IV training is a must-have for any medical professionals who insert, maintain or remove IVs as part of their scope of practice and want to hone these skills. A registered nurse (RN) receives IV training in nursing school, but additional training enhances professional development. A licensed practical nurse (LPN) must possess the appropriate education to administer IV medications and fluids under RN supervision. In some states, certified medical assistants also can provide intravenous therapy under supervision with the right training.

At Aceso, our programs are designed by nurses, for nurses, but also benefit other medical professionals who need IV training. You can count on receiving a quality experience from our highly trained professionals. Plus, our IV training course is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and CE Broker.

Why IVs Are Important

The ability to properly manage IVs is a vital skill for nurses and other health care providers because IVs are one of the most commonly used things in health care. They’re used for a wide array of medical reasons and patient populations to deliver fluids, blood products or medications directly into the body through a vein. A patient may be connected to an IV to prevent dehydration, to receive nutrients when they’re unable to eat or during surgical procedures. Patients may also receive medications intravenously, such as medicines to control pain or to administer chemotherapy, or complete various types of IV therapies. Aceso’s IV Training is intended for health care professionals who want to improve their IV skills and patient outcomes.

What Do You Learn During IV Training?

Aceso offers a 30-hour Intravenous Therapy Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and CE Broker. Our IV training course is considered a hybrid program because it has both online and on-site components. Requirements for course completion include 18 online hours and 12 campus hours, which are split into two consecutive six-hour days. Upon completion, you’re awarded 30 continuing education units (CEUs) and you’ll have a firmer grasp on how to administer IV therapy.

Aceso’s IV Therapy Course covers an array of hands-on and hands-off topics. It meets the requirements for intravenous therapy education and contains the following course content:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Glossary of common terminology
  • Psychological preparation and support
  • Identifying the equipment used in intravenous therapy administration
  • Methods of administering drugs intravenously
  • Procedures for vein punctures
  • Location and function of the peripheral veins used for vein puncture
  • Recognizing the signs/symptoms of complications during the delivery of fluids and medications
  • Formulas used to calculate fluid and drug administration rate
  • Principles of compatibility and incompatibility of drugs and solutions
  • Principles of infection control in IV therapy practice
  • Relationship between intravenous therapy and the body’s homeostatic and regulatory functions
  • Central venous line access and maintaining/managing central lines
  • Hands-on skills practice and evaluation check-off

 

It also covers a variety of nursing management topics, including nursing management of special intravenous therapy procedures commonly used in the clinical setting. You’ll also learn nursing management of patients receiving drug therapy, blood and blood components, and total parenteral nutrition.

IV training courses start monthly and cost $220 to $250. Contact us at 321-230-5054 to learn more about the IV therapy training or enroll in the next available class.