IV Training, National

Based on USP 797, formalized IV Training is now a requirement for all Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians involved in sterile compounding, whether in a hospital setting, Infusion Suite, Long Term Care or Compounding Pharmacies who have taken on sterile compounding as a product line.  This is a national standard that is applicable to all pharmacies across the USA.

We have been teaching this course since 2005 and have helped over 1000 Pharmacists from all over the USA and abroad to get National IV Training through..

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Categorize the methods of sterilization using a filter device and dispute factors that affect the selection of an appropriate filter.
  2. Differentiate between the various types of laminar flow hoods, biological safety cabinets and barrier isolation chambers and justify the approved uses for each type of hood, cabinet or chamber.
  3. Describe the different storage requirements and temperatures required for the storage of various classifications of pharmaceuticals.
  4. Evaluate the differences between low, medium, and high risk level sterile preparations and define the media-fill tests required for each as defined by the revised USP 797 Guidelines on Sterile Preparations.
  5. Analyze the four factors affecting chemical reactions which result in incompatibilities and describe how to prevent these from occurring when preparing sterile preparations.
  6. Compute the Basal Energy Expenditure (BEE) using the Harris Benedict equation.
  7. Calculate patient’s BSA using both Mosteller’s and DuBois and DuBois Formula.
  8. Explain types of supplies and equipment and their proper use for the preparation of cytotoxic drugs.
  9. Detect cytotoxic vesicant and irritant agents and select methods for preventing estravasation.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Perform calculations involving intravenous flow rates, pediatric calculations, percent concentrations using specific gravity, and formulate standard intravenous drug dosage calculations.
  2. Demonstrate proper aseptic hand washing, gowning and gloving skills, hood cleaning skills, and vial and ampule preparation skills as defined by the revised USP 797 Guidelines on Sterile Preparations.
  3. Detect cytotoxic vesicant and irritant agents and select methods for preventing estravasation

The target audience(s) that may best benefit from participation in the activity; (Pharmacists)

  • This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE was established in 1932 for the accreditation of pre-service education, and in 1975 its scope of activity was broadened to include accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education.
  • No financial support for any component of the educational activity has been provided by any outside organization.

Our instructors have received IV Instructor Training through the University of Houston with a wealth of teaching and practical experience, and therefore able to provide a unique and outstanding learning experience for our students.

Due to a growing number of pharmacists who are now interested in learning about:


Long Term Care Pharmacy

Infusion Pharmacy Practice

Clinical Pharmacy Practice

 We now offer a couple of add-on courses with our National IV training class, to allow our  pharmacists a unique opportunity to simultaneously get hospital pharmacy training, gain basic clinical pharmacy knowledge or enhance their clinical pharmacy skills.

Either way it will be a great learning experience. 

Pharmacists from all over the United States have attended this program, because it is not offered anywhere else.

Register for any of these classes in DALLAS or

PROGRAM – I   (NATIONAL IV TRAINING: 8 am Friday to noon Saturday, must complete Hands on Training 7 to 21 days prior to attending. Out of town students take the final exam a week later via Webinar {online})

PROGRAM – II {above + Clinical Pharmacy: 1 pm- 5 pm Saturday}

PROGRAM-III {Above + Hospital Pharmacy Training: Sunday 8 am-4 pm}


PROGRAM-V (Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course – one week- call to schedule)

PROGRAM-VI (Hospital Pharmacy Fellowship – four weeks – call to schedule)


August 15th & 16th 2015 WEBINAR

September 4th, 5th & 6th, 2015 in Grand Prairie, Texas

October 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2015 in Grand Prairie, Texas

October 17th & 18th 2015 WEBINAR

November 6th, 7th & 8th, 2015 in Grand Prairie, Texas

December 5th & 6th, 2015 WEBINAR

(Or call to schedule your 1/1 class for Pharmacists at your convenience during any weekday between 9 am -5 pm.



  • Home study: 10 hours for Pharmacists only.
  • Class room instruction: 10 hours
  • Hands on Experience & Media Fill Test
  • Students must score 75% on post test to receive accreditation.
  • Results of the online tests via PER Educational Portal are displayed instantly once completed.



  1. Infection Control & Contamination
  2. Sterile Products Basics & Risk Levels                                            
  3. Primary Engineering Control Devices
  4. Compounding Accuracy & Quality Control
  5. Supplies, Equipment & storage
  6. Sterilization Methods & Documentation
  7. Types of Cytotoxic Agents & their handling
  8. Preparation & Storage of Cytotoxic
  9. Math: Ratio, Proportions & Percentages
  10. Math: Alligations & Dosage calculations
  11. Microbiology, Hand washing & Gowning
  12. Hands on Practice
  13. Process Validations & Media Fill Test


  1. Math & Material Review
  2. Self Study /Q & A                                                                                 
  3. Written Test


  1. IV basics, IV Lines & Administration Guidelines
  2. Antibiotic Dosing, Monitoring & Renal Adjustments
  3. Anticoagulation Dosing, Monitoring & Management
  4. Aminoglycosides Dosing, Monitoring & Management
  5. Vancomycin Dosing, Monitoring & Management
  6. TPN Monitoring & Electrolyte Management
  7. Hospital Pharmacy Tour          


  1. Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy practice 
  2. Hospital practice settings
  3. Hospital relationships
  4. Hospital regulations
  5. Hospital Drug Distribution
  6. Automatic Stop Orders (ASO)
  7. Medication Administration Records (MAR)
  8. Medication Order Types
  9. IV Lines and Filters
  10. Tube Feedings
  11. High Risk Drugs
  12. Order Management Systems
  13. Automated Dispensing Machines
  14. Hospital Computer Systems
  15. National Patient Safety Goals
  16. ADRs and Medication Error management
  17. Core measures
  18. Medication order entry basics
  19. One on One Order entry practice
  20. Preparing for a Hospital Pharmacy interview


PROGRAM – I {National IV Training – Pharmacists} $645

PROGRAM – II {National IV Training & Clinical Pharmacy} $795

PROGRAM – III {National IV Training, Clinical & Hospital Pharmacy Practice} &895

PROGRAM-IV {Clinical & Hospital Pharmacy Training Live Webinar 2 days} $625

PROGRAM-V {Hospital Pharmacy Crash Course – 6 days of one on one training including all material covered in Program-III)) $1495

PROGRAM-VI {Hospital Pharmacy Fellowship – 4 weeks of intense training in hospital and clinical pharmacy practice, includes National IV Training} $2995

URGENT NATIONAL IV TRAINING Class for Pharmacist $695 which requires Hands on training one week prior to taking the exam, and exam results are displayed instantly via PER Educational Portal.

Fees include National IV training book, hands on experience, registration & grading fees, IV certificate and 20 hours of CE credit for Pharmacists, which includes 1 Hour live of CE.  


Our teaching methods and training provide optimal training for the students to pass the exam the very first time, with a 99% passing record for Pharmacists. If for some reason you do not pass the exam we will pay your registration fee to retake the exam within 60 days.

Refund Policy
We offer a full refund if the registrant cancels within 7 days of registration prior to receiving class materials.
If materials are returned without alteration, within 2 weeks of registration,you will get a 98% refund.

For cancellations 2 weeks prior to scheduled class the refund is pro-rated to 95% of the tuition.

There is no change fee if you reschedule your class to one within 6 months. After that a 10% change fee will apply.

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