Specialty Program | I.V. Therapy | Selected Topics | Introduction and Overview of Current I.V. Therapy

Elderly patient receiving chemotherapy.This course 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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  • History
  • 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

Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View/listen to the presentation.
  • 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:

  1. Identify current standards and guidelines that apply to the delivery of I.V. therapy.
  2. Verbalize the correct use of I.V. therapy equipment.
  3. State the limitation of LPN practice of I.V. therapy.
  4. Define the term negligence and understand how it relates to I.V. therapy practice in healthcare.
  5. List three special considerations for I.V. therapy delivery to the pediatric patient.
  6. List three special considerations for I.V therapy delivery to the geriatric patient.
  7. Describe and implement the proper methods for safe delivery of chemotherapeutic agents.
  8. List three nursing interventions required to safely deliver chemotherapy
  9. Identify and define the major blood components that may be delivered to a patient.
  10. Verbalize the correct process to safely administer blood products.
  11. Identify three potential transfusion reactions that may occur related to the infusion of blood products.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.00 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

  • 7.00 Contact hours


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