The administration of intravenous infusions outside of the hospital setting has become more common. However, intravenous infusions can be high-risk, problematic procedures with ever-changing processes, protocols, supplies, and equipment. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the management of intravenous therapy to improve clinical competency and reduce the risk of negative outcomes.
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Intravenous Devices
Types of Devices
Section 3: Peripheral Vascular Access Devices (VADs)
Steel Needle Winged Butterfly
Short Peripheral Intravenous Devices
Best Practices for PIV Placement
PIV Catheter Removal
Midline Peripheral Catheters
Midline Catheter Removal
Section 4: Central Vascular Access Devices (CVADs)
Obtaining Blood From a CVAD
Non-Tunneled CVAD and PICC Line Removal
External Tunneled, Non-Tunneled, and PICC Line CVAD Care
Venous Port Care
Section 5: Complications and Interventions
IV Fluid Selection
Section 6: Infusion Therapy
Guidelines for Administering IV Medications
Calculating IV Medication Rate and Dosage
Section 7: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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