Through this two day onsite intensive educational experience participants will understand the following information to start a successful IV Therapy practice:
- The objectives in starting a successful IV practice.
- The types of conditions that IV Therapy can help, the possible risks and potential for better health.
- The possible obstacles and solutions to those obstacles in an IV practice.
- How each member of the practice contributes and enhances the patient’s treatment from the Physician/Nurse Practitioner to the IV Nurse to the Pharmacy Tech, MA, receptionist and Marketing Representative.
8 am to 5 pm
8 am Meet with physician to review schedule and concerns; Introductions to staff.
- Participants will understand the outline and the material that will be discussed.
- Individual roles will be identified as the Physician/Nurse Practitioner, IV Nurse, Pharm. Tech to mix IV’s, MA and internal Marketing Representative and areas of responsibility are highlighted.
- Learn the objectives in starting an IV practice and the possible obstacles.
9 am Staff Orientation to IV Therapy
- Staff will understand the history of IV Therapy and its applications.
- Case studies in IV therapies will be reviewed and discussed.
10 am Nursing & Marketing Point Person Education
- Pre-treatment patient assessment and education.
Through this the nurse will be educated in:
- The documentation needed prior to the IV Therapy.
- The pre-IV therapy evaluation of the patient including the diagnosis, the prescribed treatment, the expected benefits and ill effects from the treatment.
- The patient’s possible questions and the answers.
- Be able to determine the patient’s current disposition and how to make the patient comfortable.
- Receptionist will become familiar with the IV Treatment program, the ailments it treats, and the benefits to the patient.
11 am Roles with in the Practice
- The receptionist; friendly and attentive, to the patient. This is done through role modeling.
- Marketing personal; familiar with their demographics and the demographics that is being targeted.
-Digital marketing will be discussed and recommendations for marketing web-site with SEO’s .
12 pm Lunch served in office – Training review
1 pm Inventory and storage of supplies; Mixing Demo.
- The designated staff member will become familiar with aseptic mixing techniques through demonstration and review of various mixing techniques.
- The designated staff member will understand the importance of the mixing technique. The mixing demonstration is followed by a staffs’ hands on experience.
2 pm Utilizing the IV Templates
- Patient IV Assessment & Site Selection.
3 pm -- Set up Equipment and Tray
- Staff will learn the purpose of all tools involved in IV Therapy.
- Handling complications that could arise in IV Therapy will be discussed.
4 pm Hands-on practice
- This will be accomplished with all IV Therapy tool and real life scenarios.
8 am to 5 pm
8 am Documentation Review
- This session will review and integrate forms included in the SOP manual. For example, health history. Physicians orders and charting.
9 am Review Equipment and Materials.
- At the end of this session the staff member will have knowledge and proper technique to apply and manage the following:
- Infection Control and Safety
- Review 10 rules, placement and technique preventing complications
- Changing IV solutions/tubing
- IV Push
- Terminating an IV
10 am Review Solution Preparation
- In this session the staff member will collect and set up the solution preparation while showing knowledge in the reading the Physician’s order; understanding the template for each solution and the requirements for preparing the solution.
11 am Prepare Solutions for Demo Patients
12 pm Lunch served in office -Training review
1 pm Admit and Administer IV’s to patients
- At the end of this session the staff member will have knowledge and hands on experience in the following:
- Discontinuing the IV
- Proper discard of materials used
4 pm Wrap-up, Recap and Q & A