Georgia IV Therapy Education

This course has been designed to fulfill the Georgia Board of Nursing’s education components required for the Licensed Practical Nurse to practice infusion therapy. The Georgia Board of Nursing lists definitions of unprofessional conduct that will help guide the nurse in making practice decisions that pertain to IV therapy.  The board states that if performing any nursing procedure, it is the nurse's responsibility to ensure proper education and competence. ​

This comprehensive online education program would fulfill  the Georgia Board of Nursing IV Therapy requirements for LPN’s, as well as, provides an excellent refresher course for the Registered Nurse or as a primer for new RN’s. ​

In early 2021, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), recognized as the global authority in infusion therapy, released the updated Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. The INS sets the accepted standards for infusion therapy practice for all healthcare settings. This course is based on the current best practices as defined by the Infusion Nursing Society and other governing agencies such as the CDC, and FDA.

This 14-hour online continuing education provides a low stress, convenient method of obtaining quality infusion education incorporating various educational techniques designed for the adult learner. The program is comprised of the 14 hour didactic portion completed on your time schedule. Upon successful completion of the course exam, with a score of 80% or greater, the student may instantly print a “Certificate of Completion” for the didactic portion of the course. Within the course content, we provide a complete set of skill check-off lists for completion by preceptor or employer designated staff member. ​

Have questions? Check out our FAQs page and our page, How Online IV Certification Works. If you need to purchase IV education for your staff, see our Learning Management System page for more information and instructions on how to get started. We offer bulk discounts!


Objectives for Section 1 - Georgia Legalities of Infusion Therapy

  1. List the 2 components required for the LVN to practice IV therapy in the state of Georgia. 
  2. Describe delegation procedures for Georgia nurses.
  3. Explain how the Nurse Licensure Compact impacts the nurse's provision of infusion therapy.
  4. List 3 requirements specified by the Georgia BON that nurses must meet to maintain individual competence in nurse practice.

Objectives for Section 2 - Basics of Peripheral IV Therapy

  1. List specific measures that will protect against malpractice.
  2. Identify infusion related complications, causes and appropriate treatment.
  3. Demonstrate the correct calculation of an IV flow rate.
  4. Identify methods of infection control related to IV therapy.
  5. List the components of accurate and complete documentation of IV procedures and complications.
  6. Demonstrate IV and Infusion related procedures.

Objectives for Section 3 - Central Lines

  1. List reasons for use and advantages of central lines.
  2. List veins used for central venous device placement and proper tip position.
  3. Identify the various types of central lines.
  4. Identify symptoms and prevention of complications.
  5. Describe assessment criteria and documentation required for patients with central venous catheters.


Section 1 - Georgia Legalities of Infusion Therapy

Chapter 1: Nursing Regulations and State Boards of Nursing

  • Boards of Nursing
  • Nurse Practice Acts
  • Licensure

Chapter 2: Georgia State Board of Nursing

  • Mission
  • Board Meetings
  • Georgia Board of Nursing Bulletin

Chapter 3: Nurse Practice Act

  • Nurse Licensure Compact

Chapter 4: Scope of Practice

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse Scope of Practice
  • Registered Nurse Scope of Practice
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Scope of Practice

Chapter 5: Delegation

Chapter 6: Standards of Nursing Practice

  • General Standards
  • LPN Standards
  • RN Standards
Section 2 - Basics of Peripheral IV Therapy

Chapter 8: Legal Issues

  • Regulatory Agencies and Governing Bodies 
  • Components of a Complete Order 
  • Legal Terms and Applications 
  • Protective Measures for Guarding Against Malpractice Lawsuits

Chapter 9: Anatomy and Physiology

  • The Vascular System: Veins, Arteries and Bone Marrow 
  • The Three Layers of the Vessels and Their Function 
  • Differentiating Arteries from Veins
  • Veins Used in Peripheral Intravenous Therapy for Pediatrics and Adults
  • Intraosseous
  • Skin ‐ Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 10: Psychological Needs of the IV Patient

  • Age Specific Needs
  • Elderly Patient Needs 
  • Cultural Aspects
  • Patients with Sensory Deficits 
  • Methods of Reducing Patient Anxiety 
  • Patient Teaching/Education

Chapter 11: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

  • Water: The Primary Fluid of the Body
  • Hypovolemia - Dehydration: Assessment, Causes, Treatments 
  • Hypervolemia - Fluid Overload: Assessment, Causes, Treatments 
  • Fluid Compartments
  • Electrolyte Imbalances: Assessment, Causes, Treatments

Chapter 12: pH, Osmolality and Incompatibilities of Solutions and Medications

  • pH of Intravenous Solutions and Medications
  • Tonicity: Isotonic Solutions, Hypotonic Solutions and Hypertonic Solutions Incompatibilities

Chapter 13: Fluid Regulation

  • Methods of Fluid Regulation
  • Patient Considerations in Fluid Regulation
  • External Factors that Affect the Rate of Flow 
  • Calculation of IV flow Rates

Chapter 14: Infection Prevention and Safety Compliance

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Sharps Management
  • Medical Waste Disposal
  • Durable Medical Equipment Disinfection
  • Standard Precautions
  • Transmission-Based Precautions

Chapter 15: Vascular Visualization

  • Trans-illuminator Technology
  • Near Infrared Technology
  • Ultrasound

Chapter 16: Site Selection and Device Placement

  • Criteria For Peripheral Devices
  • 3 Types of Peripheral Access And Criteria For Placement
  • Special Considerations of The Specific Age Groups
  • General Considerations of Short Peripheral Access 
  • Veins to Avoid

Chapter 17: Vascular Access Device Management

  • Needleless Connectors
  • Filtration
  • Add-on Devices
  • VAD Stabilization
  • Joint Stabilization
  • Site Protection
  • Flushing and Locking
  • Assessment, Care, and Dressing Changes
  • Administration Set Changes

Chapter 18: Complications

  • Local Complications 
  • Hematoma
  • Infiltration
  • Extravasation
  • Phlebitis
  • Site Infection
  • Catheter Occlusion
  • Nerves—Avoiding Damage
  • Compartment Syndrome
    Systemic Complications

Chapter 19: Procedures Guides and Videos

  • Pre-insertion Procedures
  • Peripheral IV Insertion
  • Primary and Secondary Administration Set-up
  • IV Push Administration
  • Catheter Discontinuation

Chapter 20: Assessment and Documentation

  • Catheter Insertion Documentation 
  • Catheter Removal Documentation
  • Assessment, Monitoring and Documentation by Therapy
Section 3 - Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines

Chapter 21: Central Line Review

  • Definition of a central line:
    • Reasons for use of a central line
    • Advantages of a central line
  • Overview of Central Venous Access Devices:
    • Lumens
    • Non‐valved and valved catheters
    • Non‐tunneled catheters
    • Tunneled catheters
    • Implanted ports
    • PICC or Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

Chapter 22: Anatomy

  • Veins used for placement of central venous access devices
  • Catheter tip placement

Chapter 23: Assessment and Preparations for Central Venous Catheterization

  • Considerations for selection of the device
  • Preparations for central venous catheterization

Chapter 24: CVAD Management

  • Needleless connectors
  • Filtration
  • Add-On devices
  • CVAD stabilization
  • Site protection
  • Flushing and locking
  • Assessment, care, and dressing changes
  • Administration set changes
  • Blood Sampling from a CVAD

Chapter 25: Procedure Guides and Videos

  • Central venous catheter dressing change
  • Needleless access device change
  • Central venous catheter flushing
  • Blood Sampling from a CVAD

Chapter 26: Complications

  • Catheter related complications
  • Systemic complications
  • Insertion related complications

Chapter 27: Discontinuation of Therapy

  • Removal of devices
  • Central venous access device removal procedure

Chapter 28: Assessment and Documentation and Patient Education

  • Documentation of insertions, removal, infiltration or extravasations
  • Assessment, monitoring, documentation by type of therapy

Chapter 29: Skill Checklists

  • Medication Administration via Primary Continuous or Intermittent Infusion
  • Large Volume Electronic Infusion Device
  • Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion
  • IV Push
  • Administration of Infusate via an Ambulatory Infusion Pump
  • Medication Administration via an Elastomeric Device
  • Accessing an Implanted Port
  • Blood Specimen Collection From a CVAD
  • De-accessing an Implanted Port
  • Electronic Infusion Device Programming
  • Midline or Central Line Dressing Change
  • Needleless Connector Device Change
  • Removal of a Non-Tunneled Catheter

Price: $112.50

Contact Hours: 14

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