Introduction to Intravenous Therapy for Health Professionals

Introduction to Intravenous Therapy for Health Professionals

By Eugenia M. Fulcher, RN, BSN, MEd, EdD, CMA, Former Program Director, Medical Asstisting, Swainsboro Technical College, Waynesboro, GA; and Margaret Schell Frazier, RN, CMA, BS, Formerly-Department Chair, Health and Human Services Division, Program Chair, Medical Assisting Program, Ivy Tech State College, Fort Wayne, IN


1. Introduction to Intravenous Therapy

2. Review of Anatomy and Physiology

3. Review of Medical Asepsis

4. Basic Equipment and Supplies for IV Therapy

5. Review of Dosage Calculations

6. Foundations of IV Therapy

7. Pharmacology Related to IV Therapy

8. Starting an Intravenous Infusion


Appendix A: Intravenous Therapy Regulations for Medical Assistants and Technicians

Appendix B: Intravenous Therapy Drug Incompatibilities