This 2-day IV therapy training program for LPNs teaches to insert, use, maintain and manage short peripheral IV catheters. RNs and LPNs with little or no experience in IV infusion therapy should attend this hands-on IV infusion therapy training.
This course meets the mandate set forth by most state boards of nursing for intravenous therapy certification for LPNs and LVNs.
*LPNs may instead register for the 3-day Peripheral and Central Venous Infusion Therapy Certificate for RNs class IF you are an LPN who works in a jurisdiction that allows you to infuse through a central vascular catheter/central line.
Nurse practice act (NPA) is the law that delineates the legal scope of practice of nurses. Nurse practice acts vary state by state. During IV infusion therapy, 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, training and competency validation called as IV Therapy Certification for LPNs. Most jurisdictions allow “IV Certified” LPNs to insert and infuse through short peripheral catheters, but not through a central vascular catheter / central line.If you need to review your scope of practice, visit your Board of Nursing website. Visiting https://www.ncsbn.org/npa.htm
will direct you to the state board of nursing website where you can locate the NPA via the State Statute or code. The rules/regulations are found in the sections or chapters of the state administrative code.