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Peripheral IV Therapy Fundamentals
Includes Hands-on and Online Training

In-Person Skills Session*

  • Hands-on skills practice with experienced IV therapy and infusion nurses

  • approx. 4-hour skills session (depending on class size)

  • Hands-on skills include the following:

    1. Peripheral IV insertion and removal​

    2. Initiating a primary IV infusion, including spiking and priming an IV, and connecting to a patient's IV access

    3. Infection control basics for IV therapy

    4. IV therapy regulation and maintenance

Peripheral IV Therapy Basics Online course

  • This course contains additional, helpful content to help you master the basics of IV therapy

  • You will have ongoing access to the online course

  • Topics included in the online course

    • About  IV Therapy

    • Indications and Contraindications of PIV Therapy

    • Anatomy Related to PIV Therapy

    • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

    • IV Fluid Regulation

    • Infection Prevention Related to IV Therapy

    • Complications of PIV therapy

    • Peripheral Vascular Access Devices (PVADs)

    • The Short Peripheral Catheter (SPC)

    • Peripheral Vascular Access Device (PVAD) Site Selection, Preparation, and Insertion - Step by Step

    • Infusion Equipment and Supplies

    • Documentation

    • Infusion Solutions

    • Age-Related Considerations

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.

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Online Training

Are you interested in just online training? You can now purchase the online training separately.

Who is this Course intended for?

  • This course is intended for LPNs, RN, Medical Practitioners, or any other health professional (If IV therapy is within your scope of practice) needing a review or to learn more about basic IV therapy.

  • This course is not intended for the general public. This course is not intended for healthcare professionals whose certification or licensure scope of practice does not include IV Therapy.

  • If it is within your scope of practice to insert or maintain a peripheral IV access or to monitor a patient with IV therapy, then this course is intended for you.

  • (New July 1, 2023) Unless you are enrolled by your healthcare facility, 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. 

  • This course Does Not cover central venous access devices (CVADs). If you are looking for a course that covers peripheral and central venous access management and care, then go here: PA SBON IV Therapy Program.

  • If you are looking for online-only IV Basics training, including a step-by-step on Peripheral IV insertion, go here: Peripheral IV Therapy Fundamentals Online.

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Start a Peripheral IV*

Hands-on practice with instructors to help you develop your peripheral IV insertion techniques.  Learn tips and tricks and troubleshooting.

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IV Therapy Basic Skills

Learn and practice basic IV therapy skills such as initiating a primary infusion. Practice spiking an infusion bag and correctly priming the IV tubing in preparation for infusion.

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Online Resources

This course comes with an online training course that you can move through at your own pace. The course provides basic principles of IV and infusion therapy.

*During the hands-on skills sessions, you will be instructed on and practice inserting real IV catheters into manikins.  For liability reasons, you will not start an IV on a real person during this training. We provide a variety of models to help provide a range of insertion experiences.

Join to Manage Bookings

Creating an account when you register for classes allows you to easily reschedule 

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