IV Push Medications

This IV push medication administration course has been designed to provide current conceptual and operational knowledge to the licensed clinician interested in the provision of intravenous medication by the IV push route. There are a number of drugs that may or must be administered by this method. For both the RN and LPN/LVN involved in administering this list of IV push medications by this route, this course contains current practices for best patient outcomes.

State Boards of Nursing have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of infusion therapy. A link to each state board of nursing is listed here. Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the clinician’s employer, facility or institution. 

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, the participant should be able to:  

  1. Explain the difference between IV push medication administration and IV infusion medication administration.
  2. Recognize potential negative effects of administering IV push medications incorrectly.
  3. Demonstrate the proper procedures involved in the preparation and administration of IV push medications.


Chapter 1: Introduction to IV Push Medications 

  • Definition 
  • Indications
Chapter 2: IV Push Drugs 
  • Classes
  • Medications
Chapter 3: IV Push Medication Administration 

Chapter 4: Assessment, Education, and Documentation 
  • Assessment 
  • Patient education
  • Documentation

Chapter 5: References

Chapter 6: Resources

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $18.00

Contact Hours: 1.5

Course Author

Pamela Clark

Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.

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