Intravenous Therapy for the Licensed Practical Nurse
(Iowa Board of Nursing Curriculum)
Purpose: This course is designed to prepare the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy in a licensed hospital, licensed skilled nursing facility and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit, as identified in 655 IAC 6.5(3). Major emphasis is placed on the specialized skills needed to provide intravenous therapy related to the expanded scope of the licensed practical nurse for clients who are age 12 or older and weighing 80 pounds or more.
Prerequisites: To be eligible to enroll in the course, the licensed practical nurse must hold a current unrestricted Iowa license to practice as a licensed practical nurse and documentation of 1040 hours of practice as a licensed practical nurse; be employed in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility or a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit whose policies allow the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy.
Date/Time: Theory/Lab – Wednesdays, 8/30/22 – 11/9/22, 7:30 – 11:30 am. Clinical – the student must complete the clinical portion of the course within 60 days of completing the theory and lab.
Course Number: 12322
Location: North Iowa Area Community College, McAllister Hall, MH104D, Mason City, IA Campus
Instructor: Conrae Huinker
Cost: $541 includes handouts, equipment, supplies and continuing education credit.
Textbook: Infusion Therapy Made Incredibly Easy, (5th ed.) Lippincott, ISBN/ISSN: 9781496355010
Continuing Education: 43.0 Contact Hours for Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses who satisfactorily complete all course requirements. To receive continuing education credit, participants must be present for the ENTIRE program. IBON# 3, North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, Iowa
To Register Please Contact: NIACC Continuing Education Department: 641-422-4358 or 1-888-466-4222 ext. 4358.
Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend, you must contact North Iowa Area Community College 48 hours prior to the course start date to receive 100% refund. Failure to notify NIACC will result in no refund be issued.
Objectives: At the completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
- Summarize the major legal implications of intravenous therapy (IV) relative to Iowa Code chapter 152 and 655 IAC chapters 4 & 6.
- Select IV devices used in administering intravenous solution and drugs, indicating the criteria for use, precautions, complications of each, & documentation of equipment used.
- Be knowledgeable of the anatomy and physiology of peripheral and central veins.
- Select peripheral vein used for venipuncture, locating each, and listing factors that influence their size and condition for use.
- Perform nursing responsibilities in preparation for and during venipuncture, maintenance and care of the client with an IV infusion in simulated and clinical situations, according to agency policy, with appropriate supervision.
- Demonstrate the principles of infection control.
- Manage IV therapy to decrease the risk of complications.
- Summarize the fundamentals of fluid and electrolyte metabolism, listing principles of fluid therapy and classification of intravenous fluids.
- Analyze the major drugs used intravenously, giving precautions, dose and effects, rate of infusion, side effects and reactions, factors controlling stability and compatibility, preparation, and administration of each drug.
- Demonstrate correct technique in preparation for and during venipuncture and the maintenance and care of the client with and infusion in a simulated laboratory setting and in a clinical setting in accordance with 655 IAC Chapter 6.
- Demonstrate the maintenance and care of the client with a peripheral, midline or PICC line site and/or infusion, in a simulated laboratory setting and in a clinical setting in accordance with 655 IAC Chapter 6.
- Perform techniques for preparing and administering IV solutions and additives in simulated and clinical situations with appropriate supervision, according to agency policy.