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Intravenous access for the purpose of intravenous therapy or for blood sampling of venous blood. Venipuncture is one of the most routinely performed invasive procedures and is carried out for any of five reasons: (1) to obtain blood for diagnostic purposes; (2) to monitor levels of blood components. (3) to administer therapeutic treatments including medications, nutrition, or chemotherapy; (4) to remove blood due to excess levels of iron or erythrocytes (red blood cells); or (5) to collect blood for later uses, mainly tranfusion either in the donor or in another person.
Prerequisites: Must have License for LVN or RN
Course Description (4 Day / 36 Hour Course) – $375
The course length is 36 hours and meets over four days during weekends. Each day consists of 9 hours of class. Students will learn by lecture as well as clinical / hands-on experience. Topics will include, but are not limited to: Legal aspects, universal precautions for infection control, indications and clinical implications for intravenous and blood withdrawal, infection control and psychological preparation of the patient, preparation of intravenous equipment, administration of IV medication, how to safely choose the correct vein, skin puncture.. Students are required to successfully demonstrate three successful IV insertions and three successful blood withdrawals.
Students will be able to identify indications for intravenous therapy and types of venipuncture devices, types of delivery systems, types of intravenous fluids, preparation & immobilization of the venipuncture site, regulation of the fluid flow, local & systemic reactions.
This program in not a ABHES accredited program.
Please refer to the latest School Catalog for more information.