Infusion Therapy and Vascular Access a Marriage of Necessity!
You can’t have one without the other. Without the infusion therapy, there is no need for the catheter. Without the catheter, there would be no method for infusing the prescribed therapy. Just like a marriage, infusion therapy and the catheter are inextricably joined together and cannot be separated.
We specialize in consulting and education services that centers on the patient’s need for safe infusion therapy, incorporating the therapy, administration equipment and techniques, and the vascular access device. The level of knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values in this specialty varies widely because of a lack of consistent and comprehensive education in pre-licensure programs for all healthcare professionals.
Intravenous infusion therapy is a common treatment modality for numerous diagnoses, in all age groups and in all healthcare settings. Due to this breadth, each healthcare organization and device manufacturer must invest in improvement processes for programs, services, and staff. This is now critically important because of patient safety and the burgeoning movement toward value-based purchasing in healthcare.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you offer certification in IV therapy?
A: Our courses award a certificate of completion after you have successfully passed the test. This is not a certification. To learn more read Certification - A Confusing Term
Q: How can I get a certification in IV therapy?
A: Certification is a process offered by a national specialty nursing association. For infusion therapy, this must come from the Infusion Nursing Certification Corporation www.ins1.org.
Online Infusion Education
Q: What period of time do I have to complete each course?
A: Your log in information will be effective for one (1) year after purchase. However, if you do not log in for 120 consecutive days the system will automatically remove you from the course. If this happens, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to be re-enrolled into the course.
Q: After completing the course, how do I receive my certificate of completion?
A: After completing the course test you will be able to download your certificate of completion in a PDF file format. To view and print this file, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. The certificate is sent in this format so that the information cannot be easily altered.
Q: Are contact hours awarded for your education classes?
A: Yes, we award a certificate of completion for all online courses and classroom seminars.
Q: What continuing education provider is used for contact hours?
A: We are an accredited provider of continuing education from the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Q: How do you determine the number of contact hours to award for each online course?
A: After each online course is developed, a small group of learners is selected from the targeted audience. These learners are asked to track the amount of time they spend working on the course. The average time for this group is used to determine the number of contact hours.
Purchasing Online Infusion Education
Q: Are discount registration fees available for the online courses?
A: Yes. If you have 10 or more people, you will receive a 10% discount.
Q: After I purchase an online course, what do I need to do?
A: Orders are received and processed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Your order will be processed within 1 business day and you will receive an email with an invitation to the course you purchased. Please follow the directions on this email to create a user profile and have access to your course. Please check your spam or junk folder on your email if you do not receive an invitation.
Accessing Online Infusion Education
Q: How do I access the online courses?
Q: Why am I not able to access the course immediately after I make the purchase online?
A: The course resides on a learning management system (LMS), a complex program that automatically tracks learner’s progress, scores final exams, and tracks evaluation information. At this time, our webstore cannot be connected to this LMS. We must manually issue your email a specific invitation to the course after your purchase has been processed. This process will require one (1) business day.
Q: Does the online courses have sound?
A: No, our online courses do not have sound. We conducted a survey a couple of years ago and it was determined that nurses learn better when they can work through the course at their own pace and do not have to keep up with the sound.
Q: Can you print out the course material?
A: Yes, You can each individual page of the course for reference.
Scheduling Infusion Education at your Facility
Q: What courses are available in my location?
A: We work with local colleges, universities, and hospitals to bring any of our courses to a specific location. Due to the expense of providing these courses, we do not offer them without collaboration with a local organization.
Q: What courses can be offered through our hospital?
A: We have several day-long seminars already created, however, we can work with your education department to create a seminar that meets the needs of your nurses.
Q: How do I schedule a seminar?
A: Just call the office and discuss your needs with Lynn. Through this conversation, you can identify the seminar contents and dates that will work for everyone’s schedule.