Intravenous Therapy Certification

Intravenous Therapy Certification
A desktop/laptop computer is required to access this course
30 CE Credit Hours

This hybrid course, 26 hours of online theory and 4 hours of face-to-face skills validation session, is designed for RN’s and LPN’s looking to gain knowledge or expand their skills in intravenous (IV) therapy. This course prepares participants for initiating and/or maintaining common intravenous therapies. Course topics will include review of vein anatomy and physiology, indications for IV therapy, infection control, nursing management, equipment complications, parenteral therapy including TPN/PPN, blood and blood components. Nursing assessment, documentation and common IV drugs will be discussed. Care of central lines and central line dressings will be covered. This course encompasses minimum competencies for Florida IV certification and the regulations and scope of practice rules.

Please note that completing only the theory component of this course does not qualify students to engage in initiating, maintaining or discontinuing venous access devices and/or administering IV medications. All students must procure their own preceptor and are responsible for completing the skills validation session. The preceptor must be a registered nurse, nurse practitioner or medical doctor with a valid and unrestricted professional license in the state where the skills check is performed.

Our IV Certification Program provides students with a skills validation checklist, which can be used by a Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) or Medical Doctor (MD) preceptor selected by the student at their place of employment to complete the student’s skills verification of IV related procedures in coordination with us.  The use of the skills validation checklist facilitates the completion of the skills portion of IV Certification Program.  The skills validation checklist is found in the "Resources" section of the course once you register and access the course using our online student portal.



Completion Requirements

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CE activity, participants must:

  1. Be registered for this activity,
  2. Review the course material,
  3. Complete the course post-test and obtain a grade of 70% or higher,
  4. Complete and submit the course evaluation survey.
  5. Other requirements for some of the courses may also include participation discussion boards, practice exercises, practice questions, etc.

Conflict of Interest (or lack thereof) for Planners, Authors and Presenters.

A conflict of interest exists if any individual/entity that is in a position to influence the content, design, or implementation of the CNE activity is ALSO in a position to benefit financially from the success of a CE activity.

The planners, authors and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed no conflict of interest including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this CNE activity.

Commercial/Sponsor Support.

There is no commercial company or sponsor support for this CE activity.

Non-Endorsement of Products.

The CE provider approval status refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply that there is a real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.

Off-Label Product Use.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Course Aprrovals

Nursing Board Approvals National Healthcare Institute (NHI) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Florida and District of Columbia Board of Nursing. All CE courses offer by National Healthcare Institute follow the standards recommended by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for this type of educational activities.

Florida Board of Nursing

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Midwife

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner