IV Therapy Training for Technicians, Medical, and Dental Assistants
Medical assistants and dental assistants are unlicensed assistive personnel ( UAP). According to infusion therapy standards of practice, medical assistants may perform IV therapy tasks as delegated by a physician (except in those states where it is specifically prohibited).
Infusion therapy standards of practice also state that documented education, training, and competency validations are required prior to delegating IV therapy tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).
This 1-day hands-on training program is developed according to the infusion therapy standards of practice and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to prevent catheter related blood stream infection. This IV therapy class will prepare UAPs to prepare, initiate, monitor, and discontinue peripheral IV fluids as delegated by a physician or other a qualified professional.
Certificate of completion and a competency assessment form are provided for attendees who successfully complete the program. Competency assessment should be provided by the attendee’s facility, according to the facility’s policy and procedures.
PLEASE NOTE: Regulations for unlicensed assistive personnel performing IV therapy procedures vary state by state. Please be aware of your medical and dental board regulations for delegation of IV therapy procedures.
According to the infusion therapy standards of practice, no tasks related to vascular access device insertion, care, maintenance and administration of any type of IV fluids shall be delegated to nursing assistive personnel (NAP). We discourage nursing assistants and personnel with no formal clinical training from performing IV therapy procedures.
On-Site Consultation and Training
Who Should Attend the IV Training Program?
- Allied healthcare professionals who are required to place peripheral IV catheters
- Certified Medical Assistants
- Certified Dental Assistants