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IVIT exam prep course

November 3, 2017 to November 5, 2017

November 3 - 5: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Category A – IVIT (pending)
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Course description

CCNM’s IVIT Exam Refresher Course is a live three-day course held at CCNM over one weekend that includes both lecture and practical components. The course reviews the exam guidelines and procedures as set out by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) to ensure that naturopathic doctors have the competency to safely and effectively compound sterile products,  obtain vascular access, and administer intravenous infusion therapeutics. This course is only open to NDs that have already completed a full IVIT Certification course under the new guidelines. This course is designed as a refresher course for those NDs resitting the CONO IVIT examinations.

Course Schedule

Friday, November 3, 2017 (Day 1)
Patent Assessment: 9 – 10:45
Break: 10:45 – 11
Complications in Intravenous Infusion Therapy: 11 – 1
Lunch: 1 – 2
Complications in Intravenous Infusion Therapy: 2 – 3
Practical : 3 – 5
Saturday, November 4, 2017 (Day 2)
Review: 9 – 9:30
Clinical Application: Vitamins: 9:30 – 10:30
Break: 10:30 – 10:45
Clinical Applications: Vitamins: 10:45 – 12
Lunch: 12 – 1
Clinical applications: Amino Acids: 1 – 2:30
Break: 2:30 – 2:45
Practical : 2:45 – 5
Sunday, November 5, 2017 (Day 3)
Review from previous day: 9 – 9:30
Clinical Application: Minerals: 9:30 – 10:45
Break: 10:45 – 11
Clinical Application: Minerals: 11 – 12
Lunch: 12 – 1
Practical: 1 – 5

Practical Components

Practical components include sterile compounding, vascular access and infusion therapy.

CONO IVIT Examination Schedule

Please note that you must register and pay separately for the IVIT exam with CONO; the IVIT examination is on November 26, 2017 (registration opens October 16, 2017). For all IVIT exam inquiries please contact CONO at exams@collegeofnaturopaths.ca or 416-583-6016.


Course materials: attendees will receive electronic access to all the courseware through Moodle, CCNM's content management system, on the first day of class. 


Please make arrangements to bring lunch or visit one of the many options in the area, as lunch will not be provided.


Participants must be licensed naturopathic doctors who have already completed a full IVIT certification course under the new CONO guidelines.

Dr. Jill Shainhouse, ND - Instructor

Dr. Shainhouse has 13 years experience as a ND and has been practicing IVIT for the duration of her career. Her private practice in mid-town Toronto is exclusive to oncology. Since becoming IVIT certified in 2004, she has completed a Central Vascular Access course in addition to numerous continuing education programs focused on advanced IVIT. Dr. Shainhouse was involved in the development of the Adjunctive Cancer Care shifts at CCNM. She has presented numerous lectures including Grand Rounds at Sunnybrook, Maintenance of Breast Cancer Remission for Collaborative Education, and presents regularly at Wellspring Cancer Support Centres and Gilda’s Club.




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