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Florida LPN IV Therapy Certification

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Overview / Abstract:

Course description
This course is designed to provide the LPN (licensed practical nurse) with a comprehensive foundational knowledge in IV therapy practice, including managing CV lines.

This course meets the 30-hour IV therapy education requirement set forth in the FBON Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 64B9-12.004, Page 93-96) for LPNs practicing IV Therapy in the State of Florida.

Target audience
This course is designed for licensed practical nurses.

Learning objectives
After the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

-Discuss the LPN’s role in IV therapy, IV infusions, and managing central lines as identified in the Florida Nurse Practice Act (NPA) and your facility or agency’s’ policies and procedures;
-Identify the importance of integrating the psychological preparation of the patient and family into the IV therapy process;
-Recognize the legalities involved in providing intravenous therapy and IV infusion;
-Describe the anatomy and physiology involved in initiating, maintaining and discontinuing peripheral and central IV therapy including fluid and electrolyte balance and the importance of PSI;
-List indications for selecting each type of IV access including a heparin lock;
-Outline the procedure for inserting and maintaining intravenous therapy via peripheral and central sites and venous access ports (VAPs) including the formulas to calculate rates of administration of fluids;
-Identify complications and appropriate interventions of IV therapy including the related signs and symptoms;
-List the information that must be included in patient and family teaching;
-Discuss parenteral nutrition;
-Describe the role of the LPN in the administration of IV medications including chemotherapy;
-Verbalize information on blood transfusions including the indications, types of reactions, complications and the role of the LPN in administration of blood and blood products;
-Discuss appropriate documentation of IV therapy and blood transfusions;
-Demonstrate clinical application of knowledge and skills of IV therapy as defined by FL BON under the supervision of a Florida licensed RN.

Method of participation
This course utilizes a video and printed materials as a basis for the course. In order to receive credit, participants should view the entire video, read the downloadable monograph, complete evaluation and score at least 70% on the post test. Additionally, the LPN must print the downloadable Skills Checklist and complete this under the supervision of a Florida licensed RN. AKH Inc. allows for one (1) re-test at no additional charge; additional re-tests must be purchased for $55. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at

To meet the Florida State Board of Nursing requirements for an LPN IV Therapy Certificate, the LPN must:

Watch entire video
Read monograph, print and complete post test using the answer sheet provided in the monograph
Print the skills checklist and complete under the supervision of a Florida licensed RN
Complete online evaluation form
Return post test and skills checklist to AKH Inc. using the options below.
You have the following options for submitting your answer sheet, evaluation, and skills checklist:

AKH Inc.
P.O. Box 24104
Jacksonville, FL 32241
Fax: 866.352.6285


Certificates will be mailed/emailed upon successful completion of the post test and skills checklist.

Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Products
This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

AKH Inc.ís activities are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The activities are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKHís activities are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The activities serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational activities do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the activities. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the readerís misunderstanding of the activity.

Copyright © 2014 AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare No part of this publication may be produced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.


Sep 01, 2021


Nursing CNE


Monograph, Online, Workbook



Credits / Hours



FL Board of Nursing

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

2018 Update and Revision:
Deborah Brabham Ph.D., RN, CNE is the owner and CEO of DeRBee Nursing Education Mentoring and Partnership Network. Deborah started her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse and later received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Committed to life-long learning, she obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Jacksonville University. She recently completed her PhD in Nursing Education at Nova Southeastern University. According to the National League for Nursing, there are approximately 4,000 certified Nurse Educators in the continental United States. Deborah is a Certified Nurse Educator and believes that every student/learner has a unique ability to learn. “First, one must have a goal in mind, a plan to attatin their goals and a willingnesss to succeed”.
Dr. Brabham discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

Original authors:
Lori L. Ley, RNC, MSN
Virginia McCarty, RN, CIC, LHRM

AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Infusion Therapy

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.

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