Certification Review Includes

  • Infusion Nursing: Blood and Blood Components

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about blood and blood components. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Identify the major red blood cell groups, cell antigens and corresponding plasma complete antibodies
      Explain the bodies development of incomplete antibodies in response to exposure to a red blood cell Rh antigen
      Describe the indications and administration recommendations for packed RBCs, fresh frozen plasma, and platelets
      Identify the signs and symptoms and treatment for transfusion reactions: hemolytic, febrile, and allergic
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infusion Nursing: IV Pharmacologic Agents

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about intravenous infusion of pharmacologic agents. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Identify and define the 4 methods of IV drug administration
      Define drug half-life
      Explain the three types of drug incompatibility
      Name and explain the practice points for medications such as antibiotics, opioid analgesics, antiarrhythmics, antihypertensives and diuretics
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infusion Nursing: Nutritional Solutions in Infusion Therapy

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about malnutrition and parenteral nutrition. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Define total and peripheral parenteral nutrition
      Explain marasmus malnutrition and kwashiorkor malnutrition
      Identify patient candidates who may receive nutritional solution
      Describe proper administration of nutritional solutions
      List three potential complications of nutritional solutions
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infusion Nursing: Pediatric IV Therapy

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about pediatric intravenous therapy. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Identify the major characteristics of the 5 developmental stages for pediatric patients
      Explain the proper formula for fluid replacement in the pediatric patient
      List the veins available for peripheral IV access in the child under 18 months of age
      Define and explain intraosseous access in the pediatric patient
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infusion Nursing: Anatomy, Physiology and Peripheral IV Therapy

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about IV therapy-related anatomy and physiology and peripheral IV therapy practice. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Describe the vascular, pulmonary and systemic circulation systems as related to IV therapy
      Define an aberrant artery
      Name the three layers of a vein
      Identify the common sites for intraosseous
      Describe the types of needles and catheters utilized in peripheral IV therapy
      Name the veins that can be utilized in the adult for peripheral IV therapy
      Explain the INS Standard of Practice for replacing peripheral IV catheters
      Describe the proper procedure for discontinuing a peripheral IV catheter
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infusion Nursing: Body Fluids and Electrolytes

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about body fluids and electrolytes. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Identify the major fluid compartments and electrolytes in the body
      Define the major mechanisms of transport for fluids and electrolytes in the body
      Identify the intravenous fluids that are hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic along with the indications for administration
      Explain the causes, symptoms and treatment for hyponatremia, hypernatremia, hypokalemia, hyperkalemia, hypomagnesemia and hypermagnesemia
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infusion Nursing: Central and Non-Venous Access, Infusion Equipment and IV Therapy Complications

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about central venous access devices (CVAD), non-venous access, infusion equipment, and potential complications related to IV therapy. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      State the proper point of tip location for a central venous catheter
      Define the components of the central line bundle
      Explain the difference between a non-tunneled and tunneled CVAD, and implanted ports
      Identify non-venous access devices that may be placed in a patient
      Calculate a IV drip rate
      Explain the indications for the different sizes of IV filters
      Define the difference in the electronic infusion devices of controller and positive pressure pump
      List the major potential complications of peripheral and central venous catheters
      Explain the three causes of phlebitis
      Explain the nursing interventions for catheter embolism
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infusion Nursing: Chemotherapy Agents

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about selected chemotherapeutic agents. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Define the term chemotherapy
      List the major classifications of chemotherapy agents
      Implement the proper methods for administration of chemotherapy agents
      List three predictable side effects that will occur when chemotherapy is administered to a patient
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infusion Nursing: Geriatric IV Therapy

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about intravenous therapy considerations when caring for geriatric/older adult patients. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Understand the normal physical changes that occur with aging related to the liver and kidneys
      Implement the proper assessment steps for dehydration in the geriatric/older adult patient
      Select the appropriate venous access device and calculate the proper dose of IV medication for the geriatric/older adult patient related to the infusion therapy ordered
      State two important considerations to accomplish successful peripheral IV catheter insertion in the geriatric/older adult
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infusion Nursing: Quality Improvement, Legal Aspects and Preventing Infections

    1. The goal of this self learning module is to provide nurses with information about quality management and prevention of IV-related infections. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      List the organizations that provide Standards of Practice for Infusion Nursing
      Describe the quality improvement (QI) process
      Define the terms Standard of Practice and Guideline for Practice
      Explain the difference between assault and battery
      Explain the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic contamination
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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