IV Therapy – Medical & Dental Offices
IV Therapy in Medical Office Settings
This 8-hour IV therapy course teaches fundamentals of IV therapy in clinics, medical office and outpatient treatment centers. Up on completion of this IV certificate program, attendees learn to insert a peripheral IV catheter, prepare and initiate IV fluids, monitor the patient during the infusion, identify potential complications, discontinue and document the procedure. Attendees obtain a certificate of completion. Competency validation could be done at the facility according to the organization’s policy and procedures. This hands-on training is geared to licensed professionals and unlicensed assistive personnel.
This program is recommended for
- IV refresher program for nurses
- IV skill improvement
- IV certification for medical assistants
- IV program for dental assistants
- IV therapy training for paramedics and emergency medical personnel
- IV therapy course for radiology technologists
About IV Therapy by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP)
State Medical Boards regulate delegation of IV therapy tasks from physicians to medical assistants (MAs) and other unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP). Regulations vary greatly among states, and very few identify any form of scope of practice for IV therapy by MAs and UAPs.
Depending on the state regulation, physicians and other licensed independent practitioners (LIPs) may delegate infusion related tasks to UAPs. Though, prior to delegation, the delegating professional must confirm the UAP has successfully completed an IV therapy training program (sometimes referred as IV certification program) and is competent to perform delegated tasks. Ongoing supervision and accountability are essential parts of the delegation.