So after reading the threads about the different classes, I actually took it upon myself to find one of these classes and after reading the title : "IV CERTIFICATION COURSE" I signed up, took the course, took the test, did the lab and at the end I recieved my paper that read "has successfully completed INTRAVENOUS THERAPY COURSE, Theory and Practice and at the top it has Continuing Education Contact Hour Certificate which to me sort of makes the whole thing a little more like I just did it to get the CEU's. which is not at all why I did it. I am an LPN, taking my RN board this week and I thought having "IV CERTIFIED" on my resume would look really good. But I am not sure that I really am Iv certified. I think I just took an IV course.
Can someone with a little more knowledge about this explain what a true Iv certification, if there even is one, is? and if they know what I may be able to say what I have?
I am a little upset that this may have been a little misleading on the course description. And if so, then I may have just wasted my money? If there is a true IV certification and this is not is, who would do it and how do we know it is the real thing? are there qualifications that we as a nurse have to meet before we can take the course?
If you know, I would very much appreciate your sharing your knowledge. I would think this has something to do with the infusion nursing society. The woman that taught the class did share quite a bit that she had learned from the last conference. I am just not sure if that is the same thing.