Specialty Program 2016 | I.V. Therapy Online Program | 4 | I.V. Medications and Fluids
This course is Chapter 4 of the I.V. Therapy Online Program. Focus is on the introduction to and overview of current standards and guidelines that apply to medication administration. Course activities include workbook, ten videos, a clinical example assignment, a post-test and evaluation. You must achieve 80% on the post-test to earn contact hours.
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- Administration of medications
- Rights of drug administration
- Four things you should know
- Drug containers
- Drug incompatibilities
- I.V. drug review
- Administration of I.V. fluids
- Commonly used intravenous fluids
- Prior to administering I.V. fluids
- Prevention of air embolism
- Support page:
Calculating flow rates
To earn contact hours for this activity:
- View the presentations.
- Study the handouts.
- Submit a second Clinical Example Assignment.
- 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:
- Define the four methods of administration of I.V. medications.
- State the nursing actions required to accomplish safe I.V. medication administration.
- Define the term "vesicant" and implement proper methods of administration to avoid patient harm.
- Demonstrate the proper method for calculating an I.V. medication dosage.
- Verbalize how to safely administer intravenous fluids.
- Demonstrate the proper method for calculating I.V. fluid delivery.
Kay Coulter, RN, CRNI, VA-BC
Executive Director, Infusion Knowledge, Inc., Clearwater, Florida; Contracted Instructor, Continuing Nursing Education Department, St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida
- 7.50 Contact hours