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Comprehensive IV Therapy Program

  • A PA State Board of Nursing approved IV therapy program for LPNs. This course presents all the core skills needed for LPNs to take care of infusion patients.

  • The online training awards 6 CEs. The skills session awards 3 CEs for LPN, RN, or APRN

  • This is an excellent review for RNs and other practitioners.

  • This comprehensive course covers peripheral and central venous access device infusion, care, and management.

PA SBON Approved
Comprehensive IV Therapy Program

This program is recognized by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and complies with the requirements of the IV therapy course required under § 21.203(d)(8) of the PA Nursing Code, regarding the LPN performing I.V. therapy, including a central line. 

  • IV Skills Review for the RN and/or LPN

  • in-person Hands-on Skill sessions combined with online learning

  • The hands-on Skills Training covers the following:

    • Insertion and care of a peripheral IV

    • Central line dressing change

    • Proper flushing of a central line

    • Assessing for patency of a central line

    • Blood sampling from a central line

    • Safely spiking an IV bag and priming tubing

    • Aseptic technique when managing IV lines

  • Topics covered in the course include

•    Anatomy
•    Infusion equipment used in IV therapy
•    Infection control and safety
•    Types of vascular access delivery devices 
•    Complications and nursing interventions
•    Fluid and electrolyte overview
•    Parenteral solutions, indications, and nursing considerations
•    Administration, maintenance, and monitoring of central and peripheral IV therapy
•    The Role of the LPN vs RN.
•    Documentation
•    Patient education
•    Age-related considerations
•    Legal implications for IV therapy

•    Blood Sampling from a Vascular Access Device (VAD)

•    Initiating a short Peripheral IV
 

  • Incorporates the most recent updated IV and Infusion therapy standards and guidelines

  • Supplies and reference material included

  • Attendees that successfully complete the entire online course and skills session will receive a certificate of completion for a PA SBON approved LPN IV Therapy course 

  • (New July 1, 2023) Unless your healthcare facility enrolls you, you will need to provide a Professional License Number from a State Board of Nursing, State Board of Medicine, or State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, to receive a certificate of completion.  

  • If you are a facility outside the State of PA, we can provide your nurses the course without the PA content.

  • Class costs vary. Go to our Bookings Page for available classes.

What does the Comprehensive IV Therapy Program Include?
 

Step 1 - Online IV Therapy Course

  • The online IV therapy course is approximately 8 hours. You can work at your own pace. Come and go at your convenience. 

  • This must be completed before your scheduled in-person skills session

  • You will receive access via email after you register for your in-person session.

Step 2 - In-person skills session

  • Schedule your in-person skills session with one of our infusion nurses in your choice of NW PA or the greater Philadelphia area

  • After you schedule your preferred skills session, you will receive an email with access to your online course

  • Small Student to Instructor Ratios. We limit the size of the in-person skills session to each instructor to provide more 1:1 skills training. You will not get lost in a large class setting. Our class structure is set up for an optimal learning environment.

  • Nursing Continuing Education - 3 CEs
     

Start Here to Schedule your IV Therapy Class.

Do you have a group that would like the training to come to you? 

We Travel to Your Facility

See details or Request a quote here.
A travel fee may apply to counties/ states out of our
immediate service area.

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Knowledgeable Instructors

This course was developed and managed by a Registered Nurse Educator with a Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) certification.  IV class assisting instructors are all experienced Infusion Nurses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If I take this class, will I become IV Certified? Some websites list their IV Therapy course as an “IV Certification“. Though, a true "IV Certification" is gained by RNs, only by taking a national certification exam. The nurse must first qualify to take the exam by holding a certain number of hours in infusion therapy. This "IV Certification" is the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) administered by the Infusion Nurses Credentialing Center (INCC) (for RN’s only). There is also the Certified Vascular Access Nurse by the Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) administered by the VACC (for RN’s, and other healthcare professionals). Frontline's IV Therapy Program is attended by many RNs, LPNs, and practitioners wanting to learn more about IV Therapy. Some employers want a nurse to have an IV course before working with their infusion patients. This course is intended as a fundamental, comprehensive overview of IV access and IV therapy. It also is an approved course for LPNs in the State of PA for the PA SBON IV Therapy required training. The nurse that completes Frontline's IV Therapy program will receive a Certificate of Completion that states it is also a PA SBON-approved IV Therapy course.

I want to provide infusions in a Med Spa or Hydration clinic. Is this the course for me? This IV Therapy Program may be too comprehensive for what you are looking for. This IV Therapy program covers more comprehensive infusion and IV therapy coursework than one would need working in a Med Spa or IV Hydration clinic. This IV Therapy Program discusses peripheral and central venous access device infusions. To provide IV therapy in a Med Spa or IV Hydration setting, and it is within your scope of practice as a nurse or medical professional, you may want our IV Therapy Peripheral Basics course, located here.

What are the benefits of completing IV Therapy training for you as a nurse?

Expanded Scope of Practice: Nurses with advanced IV therapy training may be qualified to handle more complex cases, such as administering specialized medications, managing central venous access devices, and providing care for critically ill patients.

Increased Confidence and Job Satisfaction: Nurses who receive comprehensive IV therapy training will have increased confidence in their skills, leading to greater job satisfaction and motivation to provide high-quality care.

Professional Advancement: IV therapy training can open doors for career advancement opportunities, including roles in IV team leadership, education, or specialized nursing units.

Home Infusion Settings: Nurses with IV therapy skills can be crucial in the rapidly growing home infusion specialty.

Global Healthcare Support: Nurses equipped with IV therapy skills can support healthcare efforts globally, especially in areas with limited access to medical specialists, by ensuring safe and effective IV care.

What are the facility benefits of nurses completing IV Therapy training?

Enhanced Patient Safety: Well-trained nurses in IV therapy will contribute to increased patient safety through reduced risk of complications, medication errors, and infections associated with IV procedures.

Expanded Scope of Practice: Nurses with advanced IV therapy training may be qualified to handle more complex cases, such as administering specialized medications, managing central venous access devices, and providing care for critically ill patients.

Improved Patient Outcomes: Competent nurses in IV therapy can lead to improved patient outcomes, quicker recovery times, and reduced hospital stays for patients receiving IV treatments.

Resource Optimization: With nurses trained in IV therapy, healthcare facilities can optimize resources by reducing the need for specialized IV teams and external consultants.

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