South Dakota LPN IV Certification
AlixaRx University announces the latest release of state specific IV Education and IV Certification course: South Dakota LPN IV Education
South Dakota LPN IV Education is designed to fulfill the requirements of the South Dakota State Board of Nursing as it pertains to LPN’s and the practice of IV therapy. Each state board has differing requirements that the LPN/LVN must meet in regards to infusion therapies. The nurse must be aware of the rules provided by the board for the state in which he/she practices as every state’s rules vary slightly. South Dakota LPN’s who graduated prior to 2001 and who have not been trained in the initiation and administration of IV therapy do not have these skills within their scope of practice, and so must obtain the knowledge and skills prior to the performance of IV therapy functions.
The purpose of this course is to serve as the educational basis to prepare South Dakota LPN’s educated prior to 2001 in the performance of IV therapy functions in accordance with SDCL 36-9-1.1, 36-9-4.1 and ARSD 20:48:04:06; after completing the course LPNs should complete the skills checklists and demonstrate competence in performing IV therapy under the supervision of a RN and follow facility IV therapy policies and procedures.
Additionally this course also provides an excellent refresher course for the LPN and RN who has not had recent experience and/or is not familiar with the current infusion therapy standards of care, which have change significantly over the years. This course is also a great resource as a primer for new RN’s.
South Dakota Legalities of Infusion Therapy
South Dakota Legalities of Infusion Therapy is a review of the legalities of practicing IV therapy within the state of South Dakota. This section provides the RN and LPN with the specific rules set forth by the South Dakota State Board of Nursing through the Nurse Practice Act and additional guidance provided through the Board’s Advisory Opinions.
It is imperative that all nurses understand the rules and regulations set forth by the state that governs the nurse’s practice. Each state has rules and regulations that differ from one another, therefore it is necessary for each nurse to know the specific state(s) in which he or she practices; guidelines, rules and laws. The following information guides facilities, organizations, and all licensed nurses regarding the board’s guidelines pertaining to infusion therapy practices. This course will guide you through the South Dakota State Board of Nursing website to all documents that impact the provision of infusion therapies by nurses. It is always recommended that the Board’s website be checked independently as any state board can append, amend and change the rules and regulations that nurses are expected to follow.
The Basics of Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults; Current Standards of Practice
As the science of infusion therapy advances and technology expands, it is imperative that all healthcare clinicians and nurses practicing infusion therapy remain current in their knowledge of infusion therapies, principles, techniques, equipment and the latest in infusion evidence based practices.
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS), recognized as the global authority in infusion nursing, released in 2011 the updated Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice. The INS sets the accepted standards for infusion nursing practice for all healthcare settings. This course is based on the current best practices as defined by the Infusion Nursing Society.
The Basics of Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults; Current Standard of Practice is basic level education designed to provide conceptual and operational knowledge nurses who have had limited exposure to infusion therapy principals and practice. It is imperative that all healthcare clinicians and nurses practicing infusion therapy remain current in their knowledge of infusion therapies, principles, techniques, equipment and the latest in infusion evidence based practices.
Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility or institution. The number of times a procedure must be repeated to demonstrate competency will be determined by the employer. Pedagogy has developed skills competency checklists for all infusion related procedures and are available in the “Resources” chapter of the course.
Current Practices in Management of Central Lines
The Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines section has been designed to provide current conceptual and operational knowledge to the licensed nurse responsible for the care of patients with central venous access devices. Ever changing technologies and the evolution of the licensed nurse’s role in the management of central lines requires up to date knowledge of changes in techniques, equipment and devices in use today. This course contains current practices for best patient outcomes based on Infusion Nurses Society standards.
Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility or institution. Our infusion and IV Therapy education courses contain the skill competency checklists that may be used by employers, facilities and institutions to complete the skills verification of IV related procedures and facilitate the completion of the skills portion of infusion education. The central venous access device related checklists are found in the “Resource” chapter of this section.
For individuals wanting to take our South Dakota LPN IV Certification course, getting started is easy.
- Register as a New Member here: http://www.alixarxuniversity.com/User-Sign-In.aspx
- Click on the course Add to Cart button here: http://www.alixarxuniversity.com/Class-Catalog/Infusion/Class.aspx?class=231
- Pay for your course via our secure payment system, then click on My Class Portal and BEGIN!
For facilities needing education for staff, we are happy to offer you bulk discounts. To learn more please send an email with your inquiry to Breanna.Reeves@AlixaRx.com or contact us at 800-475-0025.
Capra Dalton, Registered Nurse, has more than 28 years of experience in infusion therapy and the instruction of licensed nurses in infusion therapy continuing education. Her experience comes from multiple infusion settings: acute care, ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion, long term care continuing education provider, and long term care pharmacy quality assurance consultant. As the CEO, Capra is responsible for all operational aspects of Pedagogy, including education course content, author recruitment, and management. She is a member of the National Nurses in Business Association and received her nursing education from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Capra has an avid interest in holistic healing, nutrition, herbs, and alternative therapies for the treatment of disease in humans as well as animals. She and her husband, Patrick, live on a ranch near Tyler, Texas.