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Texas 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 Texas State Board of Nursing's guidelines pertaining to infusion therapy practices. The Texas State Board of Nursing, through the nurse practice act, practice opinions mandates very specifically the requirements that must be followed to practice infusion therapy. This course will guide you through the Texas State Board of Nursing website to all documents 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.

This course is a component of the Texas LVN IV Certification Course Package. This course will be automatically added to your purchase when you purchase the package. Texas LVN’s may purchase this course alone to ensure their understanding of the specific legal issues of LVN’s practicing infusion therapies in this state. The participant will receive a “Certificate of Successful Completion” and awarded 1.00 accredited continuing education contact hours.

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.

Interested in learning more about online IV education and certification? Check out our guide, How Online IV Certification Works, and our FAQs.

Objectives

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

  1. List the 2 components required for the LVN to practice IV therapy in the state of Texas. 
  2. Describe the importance of the content of employer’s policy and procedures.
  3. State 3 IV related tasks that are stated by the Texas Board of Nursing to be outside of the LVN’s Scope of Practice.
 
 

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Nursing Regulations and State Boards of Nursing
  • Boards of Nursing
  • Nurse Practice Acts
  • Licensure
Chapter 2: Texas State Board of Nursing
  • Mission
  • Board Meetings
  • Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin
Chapter 3: Texas Nurse Practice Act
  • Rules and Regulations
Chapter 4: Texas Scope of Practice
 
Chapter 5: Delegation
 
Chapter 6: Position Statements
  • Position statements pertaining to infusion therapies
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Capra Garrison

Capra Garrison, Registered Nurse, has more than 33 years of experience in infusion therapy and the instruction of licensed nurses in infusion therapy continuing education. Her experience comes from multiple infusion settings: acute care, ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion, long term care continuing education provider, and long term care pharmacy quality assurance consultant.

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