West Virginia 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 West Virginia's State Board of Nursing's guidelines pertaining to infusion therapy practices. The West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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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Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. List the 2 components required for the LVN to practice IV therapy in the state of West Virginia. 
  2. Describe delegation procedures for West Virginia nurses.
  3. Explain how the Nurse Licensure Compact impacts the nurse's provision of infusion therapy.

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Nursing Regulations and State Boards of Nursing

  • Boards of Nursing
  • Nurse Practice Acts
  • Licensure

Chapter 2: West Virginia State Boards of Nursing

  • Mission and Duties
  • Board Meetings
  • West Virginia Board of Nursing Newsletter

Chapter 3: Nurse Licensure Compact

Chapter 4: West Virginia Scope of Practice

  • Scope of Practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Scope of Practice for the Registered Professional Nurse (RN)
  • Scope of Practice and Delegation Booklet
  • Scope of Practice Decision Model
  • Administration of Anesthetics
  • Position Statement: The Role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, and Licensed Practical Nurse in Intravenous Therapy
  • Administration of Intravenous Fluids

Chapter 5: Delegation

  • Delegation
  • Registered Professional Nurse Responsibility as a Supervisor of Delegated or Assigned Activities
  • The 5 Rights of Delegation
  • Guidelines for Delegation of Nursing Acts to the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Client Self-Care
  • The Difference Between Assignment and Delegation

Chapter 6: Standards of Nursing Practice

  • Legal Standards of Nursing Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Competency and Continuing Education
  • Continuing Education Subject Requirements for RNs

Chapter 7: References

  • 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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