Advanced IV Therapy Topics

2.75 hours

Advanced IV Therapy Topics


Intravenous therapy education in North American naturopathic medical school varies greatly by jurisdiction, which creates inconsistent standards for students and new graduates. Even physicians who have been in practice experience this discrepancy in training. This course aims to dig into more nuanced areas of IV therapy, beyond the basic Myer’s Cocktail.

A former professor of intravenous therapy at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, and with years of advanced training in IV therapy, oral and IV chelation therapy, injection pain management, and ozone therapy, Dr. Brendan Cochran delivers a comprehensive overview of clinically relevant IV topics, including amino acids, glutathione, botanicals, and homeopathics.

Learning Objectives

  • Review indications for intravenous therapy
  • Review contraindications for intravenous therapy
  • Amino acid and neurotransmitter review
  • Explore commercial IV therapy preparations and their uses
  • Discuss lesser known clinical uses of IV glutathione
  • Parse current research findings to determine best practices for IV use
  • Discuss the role of botanical in IV therapy
  • Review commonly used botanical and homeopathic IV medicines
  • Gain insight with basic case reviews

Course photo attribution: Alice Pien, MD (Wikimedia Commons)

Course Content

  • Advanced IV Therapy Topics 2h 45min


Dr. Brenden Cochran received his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. He founded Interactive Health Clinic, a family practice with specialty focuses in pain, integrative oncology, chronic disease management, injection and intravenous therapies.

He has additional training in IV therapy, Neural Therapy, Medical Ozone Injections/Applications, Master Level Training in Neural Prolotherapy, Biological Allograph Progenitor cells. He served as faculty at Bastyr University, with a focus on Advanced IV Therapy. He also served as the medical fellow/director of intravenous therapy at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center (BIORC), Bastyr University’s cancer research center.

He currently lectures with International IV Therapy for Professionals and guest lectures at many other venues. He is an instructor of Neural Therapy, Neural Prolotherapy (Perineural Injections), Ozone injections, Biological Allograph Progenitor cells to doctors around the world. As a keynote speaker and content creator, Dr. Cochran is dedicated to empowering doctors to build successful models in outcome-based medicine.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1.375 CEUs total (up to 1.375 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2.75 credits total (up to 2.75 credits Category A, up to 2.5 credits Category A - Prescribing, up to 2.75 credits Category A - Intravenous Infusion Therapy) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    2.75 CEUs total (up to 2.75 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    2.75 hours total (up to 2.75 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1.375 CPDs total (up to 1.375 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    2.75 CMEs total (up to 2.75 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    2.75 continuing competence credits total (up to 2.75 continuing competence credits IV Therapy) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    2.75 hours total (up to 2.75 hours Category C - Educational Courses, up to 2.75 hours Category E - IV Therapy) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2.75 credits total (up to 2.75 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    2.75 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    2.75 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    2.75 CEUs total (up to 2.75 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    2.75 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    2.75 CEs total (up to 2.75 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    2.75 hours total (up to 2.75 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    2.75 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    2.75 hours total (up to 2.75 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    2.75 hours total (up to 2.75 hours Category B, up to 2.75 hours Category D - Intravenous Therapy) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    2.75 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    2.75 contact hours total (up to 2.75 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    2.75 hours total (up to 2.75 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    2.75 credits total (up to 2.75 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    2.75 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    2.75 hours total (up to 2.75 hours Category C, up to 2.75 hours Category E - IV Therapy) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    2.75 CEs total (up to 2.75 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    2.75 hours total (up to 2.75 hours Category 2, up to 2.75 hours Category 2 - Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
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