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IV Therapy Course for LPNs

The IV Therapy Course for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) is designed to provide a program of study and subsequent clinical experience for LPNs to prepare, provide and implement successful venipunctures using aseptic technique.

This course will prepare LPNs to perform intravenous therapy for clients weighing greater than 32 kilograms. The course content will focus on the principles and practices of intravenous therapy in various practice settings within the LPN scope of practice. Lectures are designed to review anatomy and physiology, IV solutions, and the calculation of dosage of selected medications administered through selected IV modes. The role of the LPN and the responsibility for administration of fluid therapy related to the LPN’s scope of practice and the nurse practice act in general will be included.

A minimum of 30 hours of theoretical content and lab practice pertaining to IV therapy including classroom, laboratory sessions and experiential learning in a simulated acute care setting will be provided. A certificate will be awarded upon student demonstration of mastery of the content.

This program is open to Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees and affiliates only.
This course is limited to eight attendees.

Activity Details
Start Date: October 22, 2018
End Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration 7:30 am - 8:00 am)
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Patient Safety Training Center
Lebanon, NH
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Registration for this event is full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email Judith.M.Langhans@hitchcock.org.

This program is open to Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees and affiliates only. There is no registration fee, but advance registration is required for planning purposes. 

Course materials, a light breakfast, and snacks will be provided. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the conference date. This course is limited to eight attendees. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Target Audience

D-H employee and affiliate Licensed Practical Nurses who are actively practicing nursing.

Plan of the Day

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Requirements for Admission to the Course

Must hold a current and unencumbered license in the state of New Hampshire or a current and unencumbered multi-state license.


In addition to this schedule, at least 6 hours of clinical practice with a member of the IV team is required to complete the 30 hour requirement for the course.


This course has been approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing since 1996.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Judith.M.Langhans@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Parking - In order to accommodate and best serve our patients’ parking needs, we request that all weekday conference and meeting attendees park in Lot 9 and use the Lot 9 shuttle service. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes - please allow enough time to accommodate this. For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted. View directions & map to Lot 9.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

Type:     Live Activity
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