IV Therapeutics

We are currently working hard to bring you this course.

This course meets the LPN Florida State Board of Nursing Requirement necessary for LPN’s to perform IV therapy and is an excellent course for RNs with inclusion of central lines and its care. Topics include infection control, central line use, assessment and care. Fluids, electrolytes, blood, plasma, albumin and TPN therapy. Medication math formulas and dosage calculations are also discussed. Legal issues as well as scope of practice for RNs and LPNs will be discussed. This course is appropriate for RNs and LPNs who are new graduates, need a refresher course, those who have not worked with IVs, and / or who want to get more experience in IV Therapy.

The class is 30 hours split into two classroom sessions totaling 14 hours, and 16 hours of pre-study. The 16 hours of pre-study are done at your pace online and are required before you are eligible to register for the 14 hours of class. You can register online or contact us to pay over the phone with any debit or credit card, or by coming to our office. Full payment is required to gain access to materials or register for class time. This fee does not include purchase of your textbook.

Groups are eligible for on-location classes and discounts.  Contact us to schedule your own class.

Classes must have a minimum of 4 students, and are subject to being canceled if this minimum is not met.

Textbooks Requirements

The following textbook is required and is not included in the fee:

Manual of I.V. Therapeutics, 6th edition
Author: Lynn D. Phillips and Lisa A. Gorski
Year Published: 2014
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 978-0-8036-3846-4


Upon completion of the course, students are able to:

  • Identify nursing practice standards and competency criteria that affect the safe delivery of infusion therapy
  • Identify evidence-based practices that support delivery of safe infusion therapy
  • Apply knowledge of infection-control principles to prevention of IV-related complications
  • Identify clients at risk for fluid and electrolyte imbalances
  • Acquire a basic understanding of the use of fluids and electrolytes in delivery of parenteral fluids
  • Recognize clients at risk for acid-base imbalances
  • Apply knowledge of IV fluid composition to the administration of parenteral solutions
  • Identify equipment used in peripheral and central infusion therapy
  • Demonstrate venipuncture technique for peripheral-short infusions; stabilization and dressing management of the IV catheter; connection of the primary solution or intermittent device; maintenance of the catheter and discontinuation of the IV catheter
  • Demonstrate venipuncture technique in laboratory specimen blood collection, using evacuated tube system, syringe, winged (butterfly) method, and heel puncture
  • Demonstrate delivery of IV fluids and medications via a central venous access device
  • Identify complications associated with CVCs and implement appropriate interventions
  • Enable the student to prevent and manage complications associated with IV therapy
  • Demonstrate safe delivery of IV medications, blood products, and safe nutritional support
  • Understand the alternate routes for delivery of medications
  • Provide knowledge of assessment, problem identification, and nursing interventions related to transfusion therapy to achieve positive client outcomes
  • Explain concepts of nutrition, the effect of nutrition on the disease process, and delivery of peripheral and central parenteral nutritional support