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Best Practices for Administering I.V. Therapy

Learn how to properly describe, identify and care for patients through administering IV therapy.

This topic reviews the current standards of practice, published guidelines and administrative laws that relate to the practice of IV therapy. Adherence to these evidence-based recommendations, standards, guidelines and laws (from various organizations and agencies) will facilitate best outcomes for IV therapy, as well as reduce liability exposure. Peripheral and central venous access devices will be discussed; outlining proper dwell times, infusate considerations, and care and maintenance approaches toward reducing IV device-related complications.

Runtime: 61 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

  • Utilization and Care Settings
    • Hospital
    • Long Term Care
    • Home Care
    • Physician Office
    • Emergency Medical Service

Foundations of Practice

  • Standards of Practice
    • Infusion Nurses Society
  • Guidelines
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Regulatory Agencies (Administrative Laws)
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Legal Aspects
    • Most Common Claims
    • Clinical Personnel Scope of Practice
    • Breach of Duty Related to IV Therapy

Peripheral IV Access Devices

  • Definition
  • Short Traditional / Extended Dwell Peripheral IV Catheters
    • Preferred Gauge Size
    • Dwell Time
    • Proper Infusate
    • Insertion Tips
  • Peripheral Midlines
    • Dwell Time
    • Considerations
    • Care and Maintenance

Central Venous Access Devices

  • Definition
  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
    • Definition
    • Insertion Technique
    • Proper Tip Location
    • Dwell Time
    • Care and Maintenance
  • Non-Tunneled Central Venous Catheters
    • Definition
    • Lumen Availability
    • Dwell Time
    • Proper Tip Location
    • Care and Maintenance
  • Surgically Placed
    • Tunneled Catheters
    • Implanted Venous Ports

Conclusion

  • Evidence-Based Practice - Not Opinion-Based
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This course was last revised on July 26, 2018.

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Faculty

Kay Coulter, RN, CRNI

Kay Coulter, RN, CRNI

Infusion Knowledge, Inc.

  • Owner of Infusion Knowledge, Inc.
  • Practicing nurse for more than 35 years; with a special focus on infusion for more than 30 years
  • Background includes acute care, long-term care and home infusion
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on various aspects of infusion therapy; including CRNI exam preparation, IV therapy education and PICC qualification
  • Qualified as a legal nurse consultant to provide legal case review and expert opinion for IV/infusion-related cases
  • Writer of several publications, which have appeared in the Journal of Intravenous Nursing, Home Infusion Therapy Management, INS Newsline, and Vital Signs
  • Can be contacted at 1-800-337-1545 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 400746
Published 2018
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