Specialty Program 2018 | I.V. Therapy Online Program | 1 | Introduction and Overview of Current I.V. Therapy
This course is Chapter 1 of the I.V. Therapy Online Program. Content provides an introduction to and overview of current standards and guidelines that apply to the delivery of I.V. therapy. Course activities include a workbook, nineteen videos, a post-test and evaluation. You must achieve 80% on the post-test to earn contact hours.
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- Infusion related equipment
- Clinical personnel
- Reimbursement for I.V. therapy
- I.V. therapy for the geriatric patient
- I.V. therapy for the pediatric patient
- Admistration of chemotherapy
- Administration of blood and blood products
- Support pages:
I.V. therapy timeline review
I.V. terms and abbreviations
Special patient group considerations
Chemotherapy overview and terms
Overview of blood and blood products
To earn contact hours for this activity:
- View the presentations.
- Study the handouts.
- Achieve 80% or higher on the exam. You can take the exam as many times as you wish.
- Complete the evaluation.
Additional program information
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, you should be better able to:
- Identify current standards and guidelines that apply to the delivery of I.V. therapy.
- Verbalize the correct use of I.V. therapy equipment.
- State the limitation of LPN practice of I.V. therapy.
- Define the term negligence and understand how it relates to I.V. therapy practice in healthcare.
- List three special considerations for I.V. therapy delivery to the pediatric patient.
- List three special considerations for I.V therapy delivery to the geriatric patient.
- Describe and implement the proper methods for safe delivery of chemotherapeutic agents.
- List three nursing interventions required to safely deliver chemotherapy
- Identify and define the major blood components that may be delivered to a patient.
- Verbalize the correct process to safely administer blood products.
- Identify three potential transfusion reactions that may occur related to the infusion of blood products.
Kay Coulter, RN, CRNI, VA-BC
Executive Director, Infusion Knowledge, Inc., Clearwater, Florida; Contracted Instructor, Continuing Nursing Education Department, St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida
- 7.00 Contact hours