IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal Skills Refresher

Hands-On Skills Course
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This class is an excellent opportunity for the LVN, RN, Paramedic or other healthcare provider to refresh their skills with IV insertions and withdrawing blood. CEUs are not available for this hands-on skills course.

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

Course Description

  • Tips and Tricks of PIV (Peripheral IV) starts
  • IV & Blood Withdrawal techniques and IV pump operation
  • Includes review of human body anatomy & functions, electrolytes and fluids, IV solution concentrations, IV preparation, vein selection and live practice.

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

  •    Methods of blood withdrawal
  •    Venipuncture 
  •    Skin 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 device for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal 
  •    Techniques of venipuncture 
  •    Skin puncture practice
  •    Preparation of site 
  •    Preparation of equipment 
  •    Universal precautions for infection control 

Intended Audience

  • This course is an excellent opportunity to refine and refresh your skills and/or verify your skills with your employer.

Prerequisite: 

Course Duration

  • 1 day course
  • 6-8 hours 

Course Completion

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Certificate of Course Completion (Healthcare Providers)

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