Kentucky LPN IV Therapy Certification

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Release date: 03/20/2024
Expiration date: 03/20/2027

Welcome to AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare (AKH) Kentucky Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Intravenous (IV) therapy course. We are committed to advancing your knowledge in IV therapy to improve patient outcomes. If you have questions about this continuing education (CE) activity, please contact AKH Inc. at [email protected].

This course is designed to provide the LPN and Graduate Practical Nurse (GPN) with a comprehensive knowledge in IV therapy practice, including managing Central Venous (CV) lines.

After completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the LPN’s role in IV therapy, IV infusions, and managing central lines as identified in the Kentucky Nurse Practice Act (NPA) and your facility or agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) in IV therapy as defined by the Kentucky Nurse Practice Act.
  • Reiterate that LPNs in the state of Kentucky provide IV therapy under the direct supervision of an RN licensed in Kentucky.
  • Explain the legal aspects of IV therapy by LPNs including the policies and procedures of the institution.
  • Recognize medical terminology pertinent to IV therapy and documentation.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of peripheral veins LPNs may access for venipuncture.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of central venous access “medical specialists” may access for IV therapy.
  • Perform a venipuncture utilizing the principles of infection control in IV therapy.
  • Identify the role of the LPN to monitor, maintain, and report adverse effects of IV site and infusion.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of IV therapy complications including specific interventions.
  • List indications for a peripheral and central venous heparin lock.
  • Calculate IV fluid rates of administration.
  • Discuss the difference between total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN).
  • Describe the role of the LPN in the administration of IV medications.
  • Describe the role of the LPN in caring for a client receiving chemotherapy.
  • Verbalize information about blood transfusions including indications, types of reactions, complications, and the role of the LPN to care for clients receiving blood and blood products.


This course utilizes and provides a video and downloadable PDFs as a basis for the course.

To meet the Kentucky Board of Nursing requirements for an IV therapy certificate, the LPN or GPN must:

  • Watch the video in its entirety.
  • Download the PDF monograph and study the information carefully. Please review the pages of information and integrate the concepts as you view the video component.
  • The post-test and answer sheet are included in the monograph. You will need to print the answer sheet, mark your answers and return to AKH for grading.
  • Earn a minimal score of 80% on the examination (one retake is permitted if score is below 80%).
  • Download the PDF proficiency skills checklist and complete the checklist under the supervision of a Kentucky Licensed Registered Nurse (RN). You must have access to a facility where a KY licensed RN can complete the skills checklist with you. We do not provide an RN or facility for you.
  • Please email or fax the completed clinical skills checklist and post-test answer sheet to AKH.
  • Upon successful completion of the post-test and the skills checklist, 25 contact hours will be awarded. We will email you a certificate of completion and report your completion to CEBroker within 24 hours of receiving your materials. No partial credit can be earned.

You have the following options for submitting your answer sheet and skills checklist:

Fax: 866.352.6285

Email: [email protected]

Certificates will be emailed within 24 hours upon successful completion of the post test and skills checklist.


Deborah Brabham Ph.D., RN, CNE is the owner and CEO of DeRBee Nursing Education Mentoring and Partnership Network. Deborah started her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse and later received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Committed to life-long learning, she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in nursing education from Jacksonville University. She recently completed her PhD in Nursing Education at Nova Southeastern University. Deborah is a Certified Nurse Educator and believes that every student/learner has a unique ability to learn. 


Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN-Vice President Healthcare Continuing Education and Operations (AKH) is presently employed by AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. D. Caputo is a former Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers) where she also had a position as the Director of Continuing and Outreach Education. Ms. Caputo earned her BSN from Thomas Edison State University in New Jersey and her MA in Nursing Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York.

Mary Kathleen Ebener, PhD, RN is employed by ECPI University as a nurse faculty member. Dr. Ebener has taught nursing, Healthcare, and statistical analysis courses at Florida State College at Jacksonville, St. Johns River State College, Remington College, and University of Phoenix. She holds a BSN degree from Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington, Illinois. She earned her MSN from Andrews University at Berrien Springs, Michigan, and her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida.


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 In support of improving patient care, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit being awarded: 25 ANCC contact hours

This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

AKH Inc.’s courses are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The courses are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKH’s courses are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The courses serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational courses do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the courses. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the reader’s misunderstanding of the course.