IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal Courses

Healthcare Provider Authorized Course

IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal

3-day Course

IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal

1-day Refresher Hands-On Skills Course

Upon completion of this class the student, LVN, RN or other healthcare provider will have the knowledge, skills and ability to start and infuse intravenous fluids and withdraw blood.

Students will perform as many Blood Withdrawal and IV insertions on the mannikins as necessary until comfortable and confident, followed by 3 live Blood Withdrawals and 3 live IV insertions with classmates (or a proxy).

Course Description

  • IV & Blood Withdrawal methods, PICC lines, Central lines and IV pumps.
  • Includes review of human body anatomy & functions, electrolytes and fluids, IV solution concentrations, IV preparation, vein selection and live practice.
  • The course meets the requirements of the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians for Licensed Vocational Nurses to become certified in I.V. therapy and blood withdrawal.

Course Content

Theory Content

  • Business and Professions Code Requirements
  • Psychological preparation of the patient 
  • Universal precautions for infection control 
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Indications for intravenous therapy
  • Types of venipuncture devices
  • Types of delivery systems
  • Types of intravenous fluids 
  • Preparation and immobilization of the venipuncture site 
  • Observation of the patient 
  • Regulation of the fluid flow 
  • Local and systemic reactions 

Clinical Content

  •    Students will perform a minimum of 3 blood withdrawals and 3 IV starts
  •    Methods of blood withdrawal
  •    Venipuncture 
  •    Skin puncture 
  •    Arterial puncture 
  •    Selection of appropriate method 
  •    Safety measures 
  •    Possible complications 
  •    Preparation of withdrawal sites 
  •    Preparation of equipment for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal 
  •    Safety factors 
  •    Choice of vein 
  •    Choice of artery 
  •    Choice of device for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal 
  •    Techniques of venipuncture 
  •    Techniques of arterial puncture
  •    Skin puncture practice
  •    Preparation of site 
  •    Preparation of equipment 
  •    Universal precautions for infection control 

Intended Audience

  • Licensed LVNs and unlicensed LVN Students and New Grads: This BVNPT accredited course will fulfill the mandatory requirement for licensure and you may attend the course prior to receiving your LVN license. 
  • Students, RNs, EMTs, Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, Oral Surgery Assistants, Dentists, MRI Technicians and other Healthcare Professionals: This course is an excellent opportunity to learn IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal skills, refine and refresh your skills and/or verify your skills with your employer. MA’s may not attend this course.
  • LVN Students – You may attend this course prior to graduating your LVN Program and receiving your LVN license

Course Completion

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Certificate of Course Completion, Continuing Education and Certification (LVN’s & LVN Students)

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Certificate of Course Completion (other Healthcare Providers)

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This Course is Eligible for Group Discounts

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    Great place to train for certifications and recertifications such as BLS, ACLS, PALS, etc. And it's a family business with 3 generations of experienced medical professionals. - 7/13/2020 

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    Great class and teachers, with a lot sense of humor! - 8/03/2019 

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    I just finish my ECG tech, OMG!!! these 2 good looking guy, Sage F. and MIke. @ thumbs up..Good job.I pass my exam. - 8/03/2018 

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    Excellent place to learn no matter what age you are , knowledgable, very patient and given teachers toward their students, making sure every single of us learn the lessons to serve efficiently our patients at our present or future jobs. I appreciate their compromise with us. - 8/03/2018 

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    Best place for AHA certification classes hands down! - 8/03/2018 

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    I have taken 2 BLS and now ACLS classes with them. Everyone is great, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable!! I've recommended to many friends throughout!! - 7/03/2020 

  • Joanie S. AvatarJoanie S.

    Lots of mnemonics to make the material easier to learn. Enthusiastic, supportive instructors. Consistently good experience. - 11/24/2018 

  • Ann AvatarAnn

    I recommend this awesome school for all certifications in health field. Great methodical teachers, organized and not to mention awesome prices!!!!!! Been going here many years for AHA bls/CPR card😊 - 10/24/2018 

  • Theresa H. AvatarTheresa H.

    Great instructors, very knowledgeable and patient...I took ACLS, EKG interpretation, IV therapy and it helped tremendously..Thanks Mike and David..! - 8/03/2019 

  • Tania K. AvatarTania K.

    I am a new RN and I took my ACLS, PALS, ECG, 12 LEAD, ECG Tech certification, and IV refresher course here. ALL OF THEM WERE TAUGHT AND GUIDED BY AMAZING INSTRUCTORS! Highly recommend!!!! - 8/03/2018 

  • Anthony B. AvatarAnthony B.

    Took two classes here one for my ACLS and one for my PALS. One of the classes was with Mike and one was with Sage. Both were very knowledgeable in the subjects. I will continue to use CPR 3G for all my certification needs - 8/03/2018 

  • John B. AvatarJohn B.

    Excellent and always there when I need to renew my certification or for a first time certification! - 8/03/2019 

  • Joy R. AvatarJoy R.

    I did the Iv training . I Enjoy And learned a lot. Ms. Patty did a really good job in teaching us. She make it so easy for us to understand and shows Us the technique. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! - 10/22/2019 

  • Ann AvatarAnn

    I recommend this awesome school for all certifications in health field. Great methodical teachers, organized and not to mention awesome prices!!!!!! Been going here many years for AHA bls/CPR card😊🤗 - 8/03/2019 

  • mark m. Avatarmark m.

    Fast and expert training for CPR . I am a returning customer here and will be back in the future for my healthcare training needs. - 10/24/2018 

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    David was a Great Instructor!Cal-Med training center is fantastic!!! - 11/24/2018 

  • mark m. Avatarmark m.

    Fast and expert training for CPR . I am a returning customer here and will be back in the future for my healthcare training needs. - 8/03/2018 

  • julen a. Avatarjulen a.

    Great class and teachers, with a lot sense of humor! - 4/24/2019 

  • Salvador H. AvatarSalvador H.

    Great experience. David made the class light and entertaining. He was able to cater to everyone's level of ecg knowledge. He even took some time to explain some rhythms to a participant of the class who was not familiar with them. I would gladly repeat the course with them again. - 3/03/2020 

  • Fermin A. AvatarFermin A.

    Venue and class size is very conducive for learning. Excellent materials for audio-visual and book learners. High professionalism of instructors. I just did my IV therapy and Blood Withdrawal Training with them and I am coming back on January 2019 for ACLS Training and certification. More power to my instructor and thank you! - 8/03/2019 

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