South Carolina Legalities of Infusion Therapy

It is imperative that all nurses understand the rules and regulations set forth by the state that governs the nurse’s practice. Each state has rules and regulations that differ from one another, therefore it is necessary for each nurse to know the specific state(s) in which he or she practices; guidelines, rules and laws. The following information guides facilities, organizations, and all licensed nurses regarding the South Carolina's State Board of Nursing's guidelines pertaining to infusion therapy practices. The South Carolina State Board of Nursing, through the nurse practice act, mandates the requirements that must be followed to practice infusion therapy.

This course will guide you through the South Carolina State Board of Nursing website, nurse practice act, scope of practice and delegation procedures that impact the provision of infusion therapies by nurses. It is always recommended that the Board’s website be checked independently as any state board can append, amend and change the rules and regulations that nurses are expected to follow.

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.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List 3 components required for the LPN to practice IV therapy in the state of South Carolina.
  2. List 2 components the board requires for RNs to practice IV therapy in the state of South Carolina.
  3. Describe 2 IV related procedures the SC Board of Nursing states is outside the scope of practice for an LPN.


Chapter 1: Nursing Regulations and State Boards of Nursing

  • Boards of Nursing
  • Nurse Practice Acts
  • Licensure

Chapter 2: South Carolina State Board of Nursing

  • Mission
  • Board Meetings

Chapter 3Nurse Licensure Compact

Chapter 4: Scope of Practice

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse Scope of Practice
  • Registered Nurse Scope of Practice
  • Nursing Management of Invasive Devices
  • Scope of Practice Decision Tree
  • Continuing Education Requirements

Chapter 5: Advisory Opinions and Position Statements

  • Advisory Opinion #9A: Central Intravenous Therapies (RN)
  • Advisory Opinion #9B: Administration of Peripheral and Central Intravenous Therapies (LPN)
  • Advisory Opinion #7: Anti-Neoplastic Agents (RN)
  • Advisory Opinion #28: Antibiotics 1st Dose in the Home (RN)
  • Advisory Opinion #26: Arterial Access Line/Devices (LPN)
  • Advisory Opinion #19: Blood Products Verification (RN)
  • Advisory Opinion #30: Dialysis (LPN) / IV Push Medications (LPN)
  • Advisory Opinion #24: Intraosseous Infusion Devices (RN)
  • Advisory Opinion #55: Pain Management
  • Advisory Opinion #16: Peripheral IV Lines (LPN)
  • Advisory Opinion #5: Peripheral IV Therapies (RN)
  • Advisory Opinion #65: Peripherally Inserted Centralized Catheter (PICC) - Informed Consent
  • Advisory Opinion #31: Platelet - Home Health (RN)
  • Advisory Opinion #4: Radio opaque dye (RN/LPN)
  • Advisory Opinion #59: Ultrasound guidance for peripheral IV placement (RN)
  • Advisory Opinion #19: Verification of Blood Products (RN)

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

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