Course Details:

Course Hours:

10-15 hours: Hybrid Classroom + Skills Session


Norwich, CT and Willimantic, CT

I.V. Certification

About our I.V. Certification Course

IV therapy is a required and necessary skillset for numerous healthcare providers.

The purpose of this course is to train nurses, nursing students, and those who insert, maintain, and discontinue IVs in their scope of practice.

This certification course conforms to the National Infusion Society Guidelines and Hospital Consortium IV Course Curriculum.

Note: other professions may take this program if initiating, managing, and discontinuing IVs is within your scope of practice.

Course Details

The course has two components:

  1. Home Study: (Online) Didactic including the online final examination (approx. 6-9 hours)

  2. In-person skills workshop (approx. 4-6 hours)

To complete this program, and receive your certification, you must complete both components above. Access to the online course is for 90 days from the date of your course. You do not have to complete the components in the above-stated order. You may attend the in-person course before completing the online modules.

Topics Include: 

  • Legal Implications

  • Technology and Clinical Applications

  • Assessment, Initiation, and Maintenance of Peripheral Venous Access

  • Complications and resolution of Infusion Therapy

  • Fluids & Electrolytes

  • Pharmacology

  • Pediatric Infusions

  • Transfusion Therapy

  • Antineoplastic Therapy

  • Infection Control

  • Initiating IVs

  • Discontinuing & Removing IVs

Course Objectives

At the end of this program, the learner will be able to:

  • List specific measures that will protect against malpractice suits

  • Describe the differences in a vein and artery

  • List the veins used to deliver peripheral IV therapy in adults and older adults

  • State the signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of nerve damage related to IV therapy

  • Describe the signs, symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention of hyper/hypovolemia

  • State the causes and treatments of electrolyte imbalances

  • Describe how each solution: isotonic, hypotonic and hypertonic, effect the recipient

  • Identify methods of fluid regulation

  • List external factors that can influence the rate of flow

  • Demonstrate the correct calculation of an IV flow rate

  • Identify methods of infection control related to IV therapy

  • State the appropriate peripheral device for the treatment ordered

  • List the three types of peripheral devices

  • List the veins to avoid peripheral access in the adult and older adult

  • Identify complications of IV therapy; cause, prevention, and treatment

  • List the components of accurate and complete documentation of IV procedures and complications

  • List the comprehensive assessment criteria for IV therapy in general, hydration, and antibiotic therapies

  • and more....


RNs, LPNs, Graduate Nurses, Student Nurses, and professions where IV therapy is permitted by their scope of practice.


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