Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy

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Funding for FIT was supported by a grant from BD. INS and BD educators collaborated in the clinical content review of this program.

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. 

UPDATE: INS is offering the Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy (FIT) program at a deeply discounted rate to schools of nursing and to individual nursing students, who are in need of virtual learning assets, during these challenging times. In addition, along with every purchase of the FIT program for students, INS is contributing free student membership, for access to mapped suggestions of corresponding webinars. These webinars are free to members through the INS LEARNING CENTER. Even though schools may be closed, INS would like to help the learning continue, to best prepare the next generation of clinicians.

Please contact us at ins@ins1.org to inquire about bulk purchase pricing or individual pricing with free student membership.

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 (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


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. Certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.

Member Pricing: $249

Nonmember Pricing: $299


*For bulk pricing, please contact INS Member Services at 781-440-9408 or ins@ins1.org 

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