IV Certificate Program for LPNs

14.0 CE Contact hours


Program outline

Day 1: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Describe purpose and methods of infusion therapy

Review legal implications of IV therapy by LPNs/LVNs

Review different types of IV fluids and its impact on the patient

IV drip calculations and overview of flow control devices

Irritant and vesicant medications

Measures to prevent extravasations

Preventing oversights during IV infusion therapy

Vascular access device selection criteria for IV infusion therapy

Management of patients receiving IV infusions of

  • IV antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal infusions
  • Intravenous hydration therapy
  • Parenteral nutrition administration
  • High alert medications
  • Inotropic infusions
  • Biologics and immunotherapies

Day- 2, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Set up primary infusion line and IVPB

Review venous anatomy and select venipuncture site

Illustrate peripheral catheter insertion and troubleshooting technique

Identify and manage insertion related complications

Prevent and manage device and infusion related complications

Review routine care and maintenance of peripheral infusion therapy

Short peripheral catheter removal guidelines

Documentation guidelines


Demonstration and practice session: Attendees palpate, locate, and identify veins on each other. Attendees practice PIV catheter insertion and troubleshooting techniques on an advanced venipuncture training aid under the supervision of an experienced IV preceptor.

Post-test Passing score: 80%


Certificate of Completion 

Upon successful completion, attendees receive a certificate of completion and competency validation form. Competency validation is done at the facility by a RN or qualified clinician according to the employer’s policy and procedures.

Please Note

LPN practicing in jurisdictions that allow LPNs to infuse through central vascular catheters, may sign up for the 3-day IV therapy program.

Forward questions to Program Director