At the completion this course, the participant shall be able to:

  • Legal implications of IV therapy.
  • Identify and locate peripheral veins and its importance.
  • Identify IV equipment used in administering IV solutions; criteria for use, and list precautions and complications of each.
  • Nursing care of the patient with an IV infusion.
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance in relation to IV therapy.
  • Classifications of IV fluids.
  • Aseptic technique in IV therapy.
  • Compare and contrast the complications of IV infusions, their prevention, and nursing interventions.
  • Apply correct principles for administering IV antibiotics and calculating drug doses.

Course Description

  • Legal Aspects and Practice of Iv Therapy
  • Review of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  • Equipment and Procedures in Iv Therapy
  • Complications, Prevention, and Nursing Interventions
  • Discontinue peripheral IV therapy.
  • Correctly initiate peripheral IV therapy.
  • Correctly calculate prescribed IV infusion rate.
  • Provide ongoing care to the IV site.
  • Maintain patency of peripheral IV therapy lines using a flush solution
  • Observe and report patient responses to IV therapy.
  • Report, record and properly respond to complications or contraindications of IV therapy.

Mode of Instruction

  • Audio visual aids
  • Case based scenarios
  • Practice on manikins, stretchers and spinal motion restrictions devices

Intended Audience

EMS Personnel, ANM, GNM, B.Sc. Nursing and Physicians


Duration Vivo Healthcare Program Duration Icon 1 Day
Certification Vivo Healthcare Certification for Program Icon VIVO Healthcare
Validity Vivo Healthcare Program Validity Icon 2 Years