The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines and other stakeholders in the hospital industry are supporting special training on Intravenous Therapy or IVT for nurses working in hospitals to provide safe quality patient services.
“Although it is the prerogative of hospitals as employers to require their certifications and impose requirements for hiring and continued employment of their nurses for their own protection, the hospital industry stressed that more than this, IVT training certification is a must for all nurses working in the hospitals,” said PHAP president Dr. Rustico Jimenez.
LIke other certification program for patient’s safety, Jimenez said IVT certification is meant to protect not only nurses, but also the chief nurses, doctors and hospitals who can be liable for the negligence of nurses owing to a lack of competence and skills in IVT administration.
Jimenez, a neurologist and the medical director of the Medical Center of Parañaque, said PHAP is strongly supporting the Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Philippines in giving IVT training to nurses.
ANSAP is a professional organization of nurse administrators who have the expertise and resources to train hospital trainors and perceptors. Its mission is to provide safe patients care through its IVT certification program by having it recognized here and abroad.
“ANSAP has outstanding global standards for its IVT certification as its IVT program is recognized not only by the government and various institutions, but also by the Infusion Nurses Soceity, USA, an international association of IVT,” said Jimenez.
It would always be their “utmost concern and priority” to provide safe quality patient care through competency training of their personnel, Jimenez assured. IVT training would address the errors in the administration of intravenous injections.
Aside from PHAP, the other signatories to the Statement of Support on Safe and Quality Patient’s care through ANSAP’s IVT training are Philippine Hospital Association, Philippine Association of Government Hospital Administrative Officers, Association of Hospital Administrators in the Philippines, and Philippine Tripartite Accreditation for Health Facilities Inc.