Rapid Review: Administration of Medications via an IV

Rapid Review: Administration of Medications via an IV 

The purpose of this course is to review the general guidelines for the safe administration of IV medications, as well as the procedures for IV drug calculations for dosage and rate, and the administration of IV push and IV drip medications.


Hours: 0.75


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-RRAMI
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Cite specific guidelines for administering IV medications.
Identify the differences between IV infusion and IV push.
Calculate IV medication dosage and rate.
Employ the proper procedure for safe administration of all types of IV medications.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Administering IV Medications
A. Guidelines
B. Patency
C. Dilution
D. Drug Compatibilities
E. Adverse Reactions
F. Infection Prevention
G. Calculating IV Medication Rate and Dosage
H. Review
I. Summary
Section 3: IV Drip Administration
A. Primary Infusion
B. Secondary Infusion
C. Review
D. Summary
Section 4: IV Push
A. Diluting IV Medication
B. Standard IV Push
C. IV Push with Infusion Running
D. Post-procedure
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 5: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. References
D. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. 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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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F755, F759, F760
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