MISSISSIPPI BOARD OF NURSING IV THERAPY COURSE FOR THE EXPANDED ROLE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
THEORY: MINIMUM 40 HOURS
PURPOSE: The theory portion of this course is designed to prepare qualified License Practical Nurses to perform the expanded role of IV therapy as outlined in the Mississippi Nursing Practice Law, Rules and Regulations.
OBJECTIVES: At the completion this course, the Licensed Practical Nurse shall be able to:
Summarize the major legal implications of IV therapy relative to state regulations and agency policy.
Summarize the major legal requirements of the nurse.
Identify and locate peripheral veins used for venipuncture and list factors that influence their size and condition.
Identify IV equipment used in administering IV solutions; indicate the criteria for use, and list precautions and complications of each.
Discuss and demonstrate nursing responsibilities in preparation for and during venipuncture.
Discuss and demonstrate nursing care of the patient with an IV infusion.
Summarize the fundamentals of fluid and electrolyte balance in relation to IV therapy.
Demonstrate understanding of fluid and electrolyte balance and classifications of IV fluids.
Discuss and demonstrate appropriate aseptic technique in IV therapy.
Compare and contrast the hazards and complications of IV infusions, their prevention, and nursing interventions.
Report and record all pertinent information related to IV therapy.
Apply correct principles for administering IV antibiotics by using reference material, scheduling administration of IV antibiotics, and calculating drug doses.
EVALUATION: The LPN must score at least 80% on each theory examination and at least 80% on the final comprehensive theory examination.