The Intravenous Therapy (IV Therapy) course consists of discussions of concepts in intravenous therapy and demonstrations of skills in access-related situations. It has lectures and practice utilizing Procedure I-IV as the framework for providing safe IV therapy practice.
After the didactic phase of the IV therapy training, each participant is required to show competency in the following procedures:
- Initiating and maintaining peripheral IV therapy infusions
- Administering IV drugs
- Administering and maintaining blood and blood components
- Preparing and maintaining Total Parenteral Nutrition
- One-on-One IV insertion under the direct supervision of a trainer/preceptor