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This course has been designed to provide the education for the infusion procedures allowed by the Maine Board of Nursing for LPNs practicing IV therapy. The board recently (February 2020) made changed to their rules regulating LPN practice and these rules will be reviewed.
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 continuing education course provides
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Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Chapter 1: Legal Aspects
Chapter 2: Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 3: Patient Education
Chapter 4: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Chapter 5: Administration of IV Medications
Chapter 6: Administration of IV Fluids
Chapter 7: Asepsis and Safety Compliance
Chapter 8: Insertion
Chapter 9: Vascular Visualization
Chapter 10: Peripheral-Equipment
Chapter 11: Complications
Chapter 12: Insertion and Removal Procedure Videos
Chapter 13: Documentation in Administration of Intravenous Therapy
Chapter 14: Peripheral Resources
Chapter 15: Central Venous Access Device Review
Chapter 16: Anatomy of Central Lines
Chapter 17: Assessment and Preparations for CVAD
Chapter 18: CVAD - Equipment
Chapter 19: Central Line Procedure Guides and Videos
Chapter 20: Central Line Complications
Chapter 21: Discontinuation of Therapy
Chapter 22: Patient Education and Documentation
Chapter 23: CVAD - Resources
Chapter 24: TPN Administration
Chapter 25: TPN Complications
Chapter 26: TPN Monitoring and Documentation
Chapter 27: TPN Resources
Chapter 28: PCA Pumps, Medications and Side Effects
Chapter 29: Education and Documentation
Chapter 30: PCA Resources
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.Read Full Bio
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