Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy
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 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: Safely Practice Infusion Therapy
Learn how you can prevent infections
Module 2: Select the Right Vascular Access Device and Site
Learn how to choose the most appropriate device and site
Module 3: Properly Use a Short Peripheral Catheter
Explore best practices for short peripheral catheter insertion and use
Module 4: Care for and Manage Devices
Learn how to care for and maintain various vascular access devices
Module 5: Administer Fluids and Medications
Learn best practices when delivering fluids and medications by different infusion methods
Module 6: Remove Devices the Right Way
Explore the best approach for removal of various vascular access devices
Module 7: Assess and Manage Complications
Learn to identify various complications and how to intervene
Module 8: Take the 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 (eg, 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
Funding for FIT was supported by a grant from BD. INS and BD educators collaborated in the clinical content review of this program.
Contact Hours: This program has been approved for 5 contact hours
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to complete the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.
INS is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209.
Member Pricing: $249
Nonmember Pricing: $299
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