Specialty Program | I.V. Therapy | Selected Topics | Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and I.V. Therapy Causes and Potential Liability

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This course focuses on the introduction to and overview of complex regional pain syndrome and IV therapy causes and potential liabilities. Course activities include workbook, four videos, a post-test and evaluation. You must achieve 80% on the post-test to earn contact hour credit.

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  • Overview and definition of CRPS.
  • Two potential causes of CRPS.
  • I.V. procedures linked to CRPS.
  • Four elements of nursing negligence.

Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View/listen to 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. 

After submitting the evaluation, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   

Additional program information

Planning Committee
Instructor Biography

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you should be better able to:​​

  • Define the term Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

  • State two potential causes of CRPS

  • Identify two I.V. procedures that have been linked to CRPS development

  • Explain the four elements of nursing negligence 

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Kay Coulter, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Executive Director, Infusion Knowledge, Inc., Clearwater, Florida; Contracted Instructor, Continuing Nursing Education Department, St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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