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FAQ

  • How long do I have course access?
    You will receive lifetime access after enrolling in any of our Intravenous Nutritional Therapy Courses, and one year of access to the group consulting calls.
  • Is the course online?
    Yes! Our courses allows for easy online access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Can I ask the instructors questions?
    Absolutely! For business and clinical questions, our clients love that they are able to ask our instructors questions at any time. Within 5 business days you will receive a clinical or business answer from our experienced instructors. Or, you can join our monthly group consulting calls so you can ask our instructors any questions you may have. Want a more personalized setting? We also offer paid 1-on-1 consultations that you can avail of with a discounted client rate. If you need help between calls, our Facebook community of other clinic owners can provide some great in the trenches advice and feedback. Jason and myself are also active in that group and ready to help out.
  • Does the course include the formulas/recipes for various IV infusions?
    Sure it does! This course includes many formulas for a variety of indications. You can follow our protocols exactly or create your own. In the course, we teach how to modify and create custom formulas. Our didactic content heavily emphasizes indications, contraindications, and osmolarity calculations.
  • Does this course teach me how to modify or create a nutritional formula?
    We provide detailed instruction on osmolarity calculations and formula modification. Armed with this information you can tailor your IV to exactly what your patients may need.
  • Do I have to log into the course at a specific time?
    This courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work your way through the courses whenever it is convenient for you. One of the perks of our online course is that you can learn from the comfort of your home.
  • Do I receive a certificate of completion at the end of this course?
    Yes, for both versions of the course (the business and without the business section) you will be emailed a certificate of completion once you finish the course. At the completion of the IV Therapy Business Accelerator you will receive 50 CE credits approved by AANA At the completion of the IV Therapy Clinical Content (without the business section) you will receive 30 CE credits approved by AANA
  • Will I receive CE / CME credit for completing the course?
    This training is intended for licensed healthcare professionals. The Business Accelerator version of the course is approved for 50 AANA Approved Class A CE Credits with 25.50 Pharm. The IV Therapy Course (Clinical version, without the business section) is approved for 30 AANA Approved Class A CE Credits with 25.50 Pharm. At this time we are not approved for Category 1 CME for Physicians, however Physicians who take our course can self-report Category 2 CME hours.
  • How many times can I rewatch the course?
    You can rewatch the course an unlimited amount of times with your lifetime access. Most of the content is downloadable.
  • Can I print the slides / course materials?
    Yes we provide downloadable slides and other resources that you can print.
  • Is this course for advanced IV Nutritional Therapy providers?
    Our IV therapy courses are foundational courses designed for entry-level IV Nutrition and Micronutrient practitioners.
  • Will I learn about Pre-op and Post-op IV infusions?
    Yes! When it comes to peri-operative IVs, there is nothing standardized and there is little research specifically on peri-op IVs. Therefore recommending a fully evidenced based pre and post-op protocol is impossible. However we recommend creating IVs that focus on the oxidative stress of surgery and boosting healing.
  • How long will it take to complete the course?
    For the IV Nutritional Therapy Clinical Course the estimated time to complete is 30 hours For the IV Nutritional Therapy Business Accelerator version the estimated time to complete is 50 hours.
  • Do you have a Facebook group?
    Yes, we have two Facebook Groups. One that is exclusively for paid clients and you can access it after you enroll in IV Nutritional Therapy Course and one open group. Click HERE to join the open group IV Therapy Providers Facebook Group.
  • Will the information regarding IV therapy regulations apply to the state where I practice?
    Our licensing and regulations section contains information on Federal rules regarding USP 797 and how it pertains to IV Therapy Practices. Although nearly all states adopt the USP 797 rules, there are some states that may have additional or slightly varied regulations. As we are not attorneys or experts in every state’s IV regulations, it is not possible for us to provide a breakdown of each state’s rules. We recommend that you consult with the Board of Pharmacy in your state and/or consult an attorney familiar with the IV regulations in your state.
  • Do RNs need supervision to run an IV Therapy practice?
    Yes, as an RN you can likely own an IV Therapy Practice, however, you will need a provider to complete the patient H&P and order the indicated infusion protocol. Providers are MDs, DOs, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), and Physician assistants (PAs). Some states allow NPs and CRNAs to have full practice authority, meaning physician involvement is not required. You will need to check your state’s Nurse Practice Act to determine the level of physician involvement that is required. If the Nurse Practice Act is vague or unclear we recommend consulting with a healthcare attorney familiar with your state’s scope of practice regulations. In all circumstances, a patient should be evaluated by a provider licensed in your state, and that provider should establish a proper patient-provider relationship. Once established, the provider must formulate and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan or protocol. Under no circumstance should a patient be treated with a standing order without first being evaluated by a licensed independent provider. This is a general guideline for best practice. You must consult with an attorney in your state for specific guidance related to your license type, scope of practice, and state regulations.
  • Can I own an IV Therapy Practice as a Licensed Healthcare Provider?
    As a licensed provider, you can typically own an IV Therapy Practice. Providers defined as MDs, DOs, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), and Physician assistants (PAs). Some states only allow clinics to be owned by licensed physicians. Patient care should always be provided under the supervision of a physician, independent nurse practitioner, or independent nurse anesthetist. All patients should have a proper patient-provider relationship established and only licensed healthcare professionals should ever treat, prescribe, or otherwise provide care for a patient. Licensed healthcare professionals must always adhere to their state's scope of practice guidelines for their license type. Always consult an attorney in your state for specific rules and regulations pertaining to your state and your license type.
  • Can a LPN take the course?
    Yes, an LPN can take the course. In some states, an LPN cannot own a medical or IV clinic. An LPN may not be allowed to administer IV infusions or start IVs in some states. In other states, an LPN may be required to complete an additional IV certification in order to be able to administer IVs. Your state's Nurse Practice Act would provide that information. As an LPN, you may be able to own an IV Therapy Practice, however, you may require an IV-trained RN or an IV-trained provider to administer the infusions. You will also need a provider to complete their H&P and order the indicated infusion protocol. Providers are defined as MDs, DOs, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), and Physician assistants (PAs). The provider required will vary from state to state. Some states allow NPs and CRNAs to have full practice authority, meaning physician involvement is not required. You will need to check your state’s Nurse Practice Act to determine the level of physician involvement that is required. If the Nurse Practice Act is vague or unclear we recommend consulting with a healthcare attorney familiar with your state’s scope of practice regulations. In all circumstances, a patient should be evaluated by a provider licensed in your state, and that provider should establish a proper patient-provider relationship. Once established the provider must formulate and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan or protocol. Under no circumstance should a patient be treated with a standing order without first being evaluated by a licensed independent provider. This is a general guideline for best practice. You must consult with an attorney in your state for specific guidance related to your license type, scope of practice, and state regulations.
  • Is there a discount for signing up more than one person?
    Yes, definitely! When you buy you have the option to add an extra seat for partners or staff at a huge discount. You'll have the option to add an extra seat during the enrollment checkout process. Please email us at iv@healthcareboss.org if you are interested in getting an extra seat.
  • I am from outside of United States, will the course be recognized in my country?
    Whether you are from Australia, Canada, India or any other country outside the United States, this course is intended for anyone interested in starting an IV Therapy practice. Although most of our clients are physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurses, chiropractors, and naturopathic physicians, having a medical or nursing license is not a requirement. Unfortunately, we can not speak to any laws or regulations outside the United States. If you are unsure whether our program meets the training requirements of your country, we would advise that you consult with an attorney familiar with the regulations in your country. Our course is nationally recognized and we hold the highest educational standards and comply with the requirements set forth by our continuing education accreditor.
  • Do you have a list of the recommended supplies including emergency supplies?
    Yes, we do and you will be able to download this list once you are enrolled in our courses.
  • Can a paramedic or EMT open an IV Clinic?
    As a Paramedic or EMT you may be able to own an IV Therapy Practice. However, you will need a provider to complete the patient's H&P and order the indicated infusion protocol. Providers are MDs, DOs, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and Physician assistants (PAs). The provider required to supervise you and your practice will vary state by state. You will need to check your state’s practice act to determine the level of physician involvement that is required. If the practice act is vague or unclear we recommend consulting with a healthcare attorney familiar with your state’s scope of practice regulations. We recommend that you or the paramedic check with their board and make sure they can infuse the pharmaceuticals with appropriate provider orders. In all circumstances, a patient should be evaluated by a provider licensed in your state, and that provider should establish a proper patient-provider relationship. Once established the provider must formulate and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan or protocol. Under no circumstance should a patient be treated with a standing order without first being evaluated by a licensed independent provider. This is a general guideline for best practice. You must consult with an attorney in your state for specific guidance related to your license type, scope of practice, and state regulations.
  • Do you have to be a Medical Professional to take the course?
    No, you do not need to be a medical professional to take the course, but to be able to understand the information provided in the course you will need to have some medical knowledge. Nearly all our clients are from the medical or nursing fields and have extensive clinical experience. Our courses are foundational course designed for the entry-level IV Nutrition and Micronutrient practitioner. We have clients that are providers such as MDs, DOs, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), and Physician assistants (PAs) who have completed our course. We also have Registered Nurses, LPNs, Paramedics, EMTs and many others. It is critical to understand your scope of practice in your state. In all circumstances, a patient should be evaluated by a provider licensed in your state, and that provider should establish a proper patient-provider relationship. Once established the provider must formulate and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan or protocol. Under no circumstance should a patient be treated with a standing order without first being evaluated by a licensed independent provider. This is a general guideline for best practice. You must consult with an attorney in your state for specific guidance related to your license type, scope of practice, and state regulations.
  • Mobile IV Therapy Business/ In-Home IV Therapy Business
    Currently, we don't have a specific module on starting a mobile IV Business/In-Home IV Business but the steps are nearly the same as starting a brick-and-mortar practice, you can actually skip a few steps (like leasing a space, etc.) The course will teach you how to plan, maintain and grow your IV Therapy practice, as well as the regulations and guidelines to be compliant in your practice.
  • What are the Scope of Practice Rules and Regulations for IV Therapy Clinics?
    We are not attorneys, we are clinicians and educators. Therefore we only provide general education related to rules and regulations. You should seek out a licensed and experienced attorney in your state for advice on regulations that pertain to your license and the state in which you are interested in starting an IV Business. Please read our disclaimer below for some general information related to best practices and standard of care for IV hydration and IV nutrition clinics. Legal Disclaimer for IV Therapy Academy Training Program This disclaimer is crucial for participants in the IV Therapy Academy Training Program ("the Program"). The term "providers" refers to Medical Doctors (MDs), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), and Physician Assistants (PAs). State-Specific Requirements State regulations governing IV therapy practice can vary. Some states allow NPs and CRNAs to have full practice authority, meaning physician involvement is not required. Others require NPs or CRNAs to collaborate with or be supervised by a physician. To determine your state's specific requirements, consult your state's Nurse Practice Act or your attorney. Consultation with Legal Counsel In cases where state regulations are unclear, it is highly recommended to consult a qualified healthcare attorney familiar with your state's scope of practice laws to ensure compliance. Patient Evaluation and Provider-Patient Relationship Regardless of state regulations, patients must be evaluated by a licensed healthcare provider in their state. Providers must establish a proper patient-provider relationship, including a medical history review, physical examination, and informed consent. Treatment Planning After the patient-provider relationship is established, providers must create and prescribe a suitable treatment plan or protocol based on the patient's needs and condition. Treatment should only commence after this comprehensive evaluation. No Standing Orders Patients should never receive treatment based on standing orders without prior evaluation by a licensed independent provider. Standing orders, if used, must adhere to state laws and be administered under licensed provider supervision. Best Practice Guideline This document offers a best practice guideline for IV therapy and related medical procedures. It is not a substitute for legal advice or a comprehensive explanation of state-specific rules. Consult a healthcare attorney specializing in your state's healthcare laws for precise guidance. By participating in the IV Therapy Academy Training Program or reading our content, you acknowledge this legal disclaimer and commit to seeking legal counsel as needed to comply with your state's healthcare regulations.
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