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IV Therapy Blended Learning

Please contact Karla at kgolpe@upstateahec.org or 864-349-1160 to register for this course!

Course Description: This course is intended to make participants will be more knowledgeable about IV therapy, gain the skills to perform IV therapy and increase their ability to initiate, monitor and observe for complications of IV therapy.  Upon completion of this program participants will receive a certificate indicating they have completed and passed IV therapy training.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses, Medical Assistants, and other healthcare providers who administer IV Therapy

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

Identify lifespan considerations related to IV therapy.

Identify anatomy and physiology of arteries, veins, capillaries and the skin as they relate to IV therapy.

Demonstrate proper vein selection for IV therapy.

Describe complications and considerations for IV therapy.

Identify IV solutions and their proper usage.

Demonstrate proper use of the tourniquet.

Demonstrate proper vein dilation.

Demonstrate safe and proper IV venipuncture.

Length of Course: 80 minutes of online lecture + 4 hours of live lab time with lab check-off

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 5.3 contact hours

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.53 CEUs (5.3 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials. The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity. Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test, complete the evaluation, and pass the live competency demonstration.Once you pass the post-test, lab competency, and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses. There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.