Infusion Nursing Certificate for RNs
About Infusion Nursing Program for RNs
RNs are often required to administer complex infusion therapies through peripheral lines, midlines and central vascular catheters such as PICC line, Hickman catheter, triple lumen and port-a-cath. Infusion therapy related complications could be irreversible and life threatening leading to legal liability.
Upon completion of this 20-hour infusion therapy training, RNs acquire knowledge and skills to insert peripheral catheters, use and manage all types of central vascular catheters, identify complications and manage complex infusion therapies. Legal implications of infusion therapy session review delegation of infusion therapy tasks to LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel, and measures to prevent legal litigations.
This comprehensive peripheral & central venous infusion course is for
- RNs with little or no experience in IV intravenous therapy
- Post graduates nurses before or after the NCLX examination
- LPNs, if their Nurse Practice Act allows LPNs to infuse through a central vascular catheter
Nurse practice act (NPA) is the law that delineates the legal scope of practice of nurses. Nurse practice acts vary state by state. RNs, LPNs and LVNs must comply with the rules and regulations of the board of nursing.
Some states have specific guidelines for infusion therapy education and competency validation referred as IV Therapy Certification for LPNs. Most jurisdictions allow LPNs to insert and infuse through short peripheral catheters, but not through a central vascular catheter. However, some board of nursing allow LPNs to infuse through central line. Please review rules and regulations set by your board of nursing. https://www.ncsbn.org/npa.htm
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- 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Peripheral IV Therapy
- Didactic session
- 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Peripheral IV therapy
- Insertion and Maintenance of PIV catheter, Didactic and Practice
- 8:30am - 2:00pm
- CVAD class
- Use, Care and Mainteance of central Vascular Catheters