IV Therapy – Medical and Dental Office
Regulations for IV therapy procedures by medical assistants and dental assistants (unlicensed assistive personnel / UAP) in medical office settings vary state by state. Physicians may delegate IV therapy tasks to UAPs, except in those states where it is specifically prohibited. However, documented education, training, and competency validations (often referred as IV certification) are required prior to delegating IV therapy tasks to UAPs. Upon completion, attendees obtain a certificate of completion. Complete competency assessment according to the facility’s policy and procedures.
This 8-hour hands-on IV training program teaches to insert peripheral catheters, prepare and start infusion with an IV fluid, monitor the patient during the infusion, potential complications, discontinue and documentation guidelines.