HELP! Need IV Therapy Course

  1. Hoping someone can tell me where I can find an IV therapy certification course for RN's - I live in Aliso Viejo (Orange County) California. I work in a local hospital, med-surg, and need to become certified in california. I haven't been able to find any kind of BASIC IV therapy course for certification in california. Any help, leads or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks ! Lisa Clark, RN
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  3. by   SheilaGurr
    There is a IV Therapy course through one of the mail order course groups. I think it is Western but am not sure. The Manual of IV Theraputics by Phillips is the text. In Florida the Community Colleges offer the 30 hour course several times a year. Call the Community College near you and inquire.
  4. by   SheilaGurr
    Nurselisa,
    I forgot to say that this course is necessarily not a hands on and you will need to be certified by your agency or institution, but you will get good and current IV theory and material. The text is good. An additional text is the core curriculum from the INS.
  5. by   AMMOLA
    iam ammola,iam a member in your nursing community and iam nurse educator.please help me to get complete iv therapy course and other courses that sure will help me to give a higher level of education
  6. by   AMMOLA
    [quote=AMMOLA;2293064]iam ammola,iam a member in your nursing community and iam nurse educator.please help me to get complete iv therapy course and other courses that sure will help me to give a higher level of education .please can i get the content of the course? and if ther is any ability to send to me the updating regularly?
  7. by   nany464
    please i need iv therapy course in nj to start working thanks who can help me
  8. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    One in Texas? (Willing to drive great distances.... )
  9. by   OBGYN Legal RN
    Sorry, wish I could help, but I didn't know you had to get an IV certification. We send our new grads to the pain clinic to "practice", on a good day, they'll get 15 to 20 sticks!! Must be a state by state thing.
  10. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    We don't "have to," we want to.

    Becoming certified in an area (e.g., hospice and palliative care, critical care) means you have sought out training and study, and someone has developed a set of criteria against which you have been measured, and found to have met certain standards.

    It is not a state thing--wish it was! It is a "guild" or professional thing, and the professional organizations are normally the ones who develop the criteria and administer the tests.

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