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February 2016, Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Philippines (ANSAP) issued a resolution requiring IV therapy Nurses with expired IV therapy cards to take wither refresher course or repeat the entire IV therapy training program.

The Board of ANSAP resolved to require nurses renew their IV therapy card subject to the following conditions or requirement for renewal.

  1. IV therapy nurses with expired IV therapy cards for 4 years or more shall be required to take entire IV therapy training program under the ANSAP Standards of IV Therapy.
  2. IV therapy nurses with expired IV therapy cards for less than 4 years shall be required to take only the refresher course consisting of a 3 day updates on IV therapy provided they are practicing nursing continuously.
  3. IV therapy nurses shall renew their IVT cards shall provide documents prior to renewal of their ANSAP cards. ANSAP shall require proof of evidence of 3 day basic IV therapy and the applicants must declare institution where he/she took the 3 day basic IV therapy program and the date of attendance.

This resolution took effect starting February 17, 2016.