IntraVenous Therapy (IV) is a therapy that delivers liquid substances directly into a vein (intra- + ven- + -ous). The intravenous route of administration can be used for injections (with a syringe at higher pressures) or infusions (typically using only the pressure supplied by gravity). Intravenous infusions are commonly referred to as drips. The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver medications and fluid replacement throughout the body, because the circulation carries them. Intravenous therapy may be used for fluid replacement (such as correcting dehydration), to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications, and for blood transfusions.
The purpose of the Intravenous (I.V.) Therapy course is to provide guidelines for the delivery and safe management of Intravenous therapy. This course will provide the RN and LVN with an understanding of various aspects of I.V. Therapy and Blood withdrawals; factors that affect flow rates of I.V. solutions; recognize complications related to blood withdrawals, arterial punctures and venipunctures; recognize local and systemic reactions related to intravenous therapy; define proper use of specific IV therapy, arterial puncture and blood withdrawal equipment; correlate the IV fluid container label with the name of the solution as commonly ordered; differentiate actions, dosages, side effects, and nursing implications of specified intravenous solutions; examine the variances between techniques used in adult and pediatric IV therapy; discuss situations related to IV therapy and legal implications; infection control standards and the scope of practice.
FOR IV CLASS SESSION:
Each participant will have hands on practice, which includes:
- Tourniquet application and vein selection practice sessions (on individuals).
- Inserting IV Catheter into veins (on mannequin – with bloodlike solution)
- Flushing End Caps and extensions tubing
- Changing End Caps
- Changing extension tubing
- Hanging IV Fluids, Primary, Piggyback (secondary)
- Spiking IV Bags and priming the tubing and attaching it to the mannequin.
- Setting up Burette (volume controlled fluid/medication delivery)
- Changing IV tubings and dressings
- Port-A-cath access with Huber needle
- Maintaining peripheral and Central lines.
- Venipuncture procedure (on mannequin – with bloodlike solution)
- Discontinuing the IV and applying dressing.
Type of certificates: Course Completion Certificate
COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
For LVN who satisfactorily completes the course will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate will include the course title, date of completion, licensee’s name, address, telephone number, and license number and provider code issued by the board. The licensee is advised to retain the certificate in a secure location. After completion of the course, a copy of the certificate will be submitted to the board and the licensee will be listed as certified in intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal.
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