The Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy (FIT) program consists of 8 modules with full motion graphics, videos, simulations, references, and critical thinking exercises that engage learners, while incorporating considerations for various health care settings and patient populations. The FIT program was developed in alignment with the INS’ Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice to provide learners with foundational knowledge of infusion therapy.
This program is suited for nurses who are new to nursing practice, as well as experienced nurses wishing to advance their knowledge of infusion therapy best practices.
The following describes each of the 8 modules:
Module 1: Safe Infusion Therapy Practice Learn how you can prevent infections
Module 2: Vascular Access Device and Site Selection Learn how to choose the most appropriate device and site
Module 3: Proper Use of Short Peripheral Catheter (SPC) Explore best practices for short peripheral catheter insertion and use
Module 4: Device Care and Management Learn how to care for and maintain various vascular access devices
Module 5: Administration of Fluids and Medications Learn best practices when delivering fluids and medications by different infusion methods
Module 6: Proper Device Removal Explore the best approach for removal of various vascular access devices
Module 7: Assessment and Management of Complications Learn to identify various complications and how to intervene
Module 8: Final Challenge! Apply what you have learned in this final module in various patient scenarios
Upon completion of this program, the clinician will be able to: a. Implement infection prevention strategies while practicing infusion therapy b. Determine the most appropriate vascular access site and device for patients receiving infusion therapy c. Explain best practices for insertion and care of short peripheral catheters d. Communicate best practice methods for care and management of various vascular access devices (VADs) e. Describe methods for safe infusion medication and solution administration (e.g., continuous, intermittent, and intravenous push) f. Explain best practices for the correct removal of various VADs. g. Recognize infusion-related complications and determine how to intervene *Refer to your state’s nurse practice act regarding your scope of practice related to infusion therapy
Student gets 5C.E hours at the end of this class. You are advised to come to the office for onsite skill sections. Please email us at [email protected] or call Francisca at 6463308918 after payment to get your access code for this class.