The Philippine Nursing Act of 2002, in one of its provisions states that “Nursing care includes…administration of written prescription for treatment, therapies, oral topical and PARENTERAL medications…” clearly stating that administration of intravenous solutions is a scope of the nursing practice. However, because nurses deal with valuable human life, we must be competent and skilled in performing tasks entrusted to us.
We know that basic competency can be achieved in many ways as a nurse: our nursing education is our foremost foundation. If we are to compare our learning’s to a pyramid, that would be the base. The next is the Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination (PNLE) that checks the learning’s we have acquired in our four years in College. That may seem like the end to our endless days of study but no, as caretakers of life and as stated in the very same law, it is our duty to “undertake nursing and health human resource development training and research, which shall include, but not limited to, the development of advance nursing practice.” This may seem too much, too tedious, too demanding, but trainings do not only ensure safety for the part of the patients but the nurse professional and the continuous development of the nursing profession.
Intravenous Therapy Training Schedule 2014 is not a training you can just get anywhere. This is institutions/hospitals accredited by the Association of Nursing Service Administrators (ANSAP), the leading accredited nursing specialty organization which prepared the nursing standards on intravenous practice for the Intravenous Therapy Training (ITP) in accordance to the PRC-BON Resolution No. 8.
Intravenous Therapy Training Schedule 2014 – Association of Nursing Service Administrators (ANSAP)
A list of ANSAP accredited hospitals providing trainings can be found on this link:
A. Entrance Requirements
1. Must be a registered nurse with a current license from the PRC or certified Board rating for new nurses.
a. Certificate of Nursing Board Rating from the PRC is considered pending on the release of the PRC license for those who will be issued the first IVT card.
B. Completion Requirements
1. Attendance 3-day Basic IV Therapy training program approved by ANSAP.
2. Completion of 3+3+2 requirements:
a. Three (3) successful peripheral IV cannulation to patients.
b. Three (3) administration of IV medication to patients.
c. Two (2) administrations of blood or blood components to patients.
3. Submission of completed requirements within (3) months from date of IVT training, otherwise the 3-day Basic IV Therapy program shall be repeated.
ANSAP IVT Accomplished Requirements Form