“IV Therapy Certification” for Medical Assistants
Medical assistants and dental assistants are unlicensed assistive personnel ( UAP). UAccording 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.
However, documented education, training and competency validations are required prior to delegating IV therapy tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).
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.
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, licensed independent practitioner or 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.
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 clincal training performing IV therapy procedures.
On-Site Consultation and Training
We provide consultations, customized on-site training and precepting to initiate infusion therapy programs at your office. We will research your state’s regulations, prepare infusion therapy policies and procedures and train your staff according to your state regulations. Contact us to discuss your needs
Who should attend this training program?
- Certified Medical Assistants
- Certified Dental Assistants
- Paramedics, EMTs and allied healthcare professionals who are required to inser peripheral catheters as a part of their occupation
Objectives and Content:
- Purpose and methods of intravenous (IV)therapy
- Implications of IV therapy by unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP)
- Difference between peripheral catheters and central vascular access devices
- Different types of IV fluids and indications
- Peripheral IV catheter insertion site selection
- Infection prevention guidelines as it applies to peripheral IV therapy
- Equipment selection and setting up isotonic IV solution
- Venipuncture and short peripheral catheter insertion technique
- Prevention and management of complications
- Documentation guidelines
- Hands-on practice session
Attendees will practice to locate and identify veins on each other and then practice peripheral catheter insertion and troubleshooting techniques on an advanced venipuncture training aid.
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