Intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal certification





COURSE DESCRIPTION:


TRAINING OPTION I:


INTRAVENOUS THERAPY TRAINING (Only)


The purpose of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to safely administer fluids, electrolytes, nutrients, blood, and blood products to your patients in an organized health care facility. We are confident that upon completion of the theory and clinical phase of training you will possess the knowledge and skills to provide this valuable therapy to your patients.


This training program is provided to you in two distinct phases,


Phase I (Theory) and Phase II (Clinical):


Phase I: Phase I is theory based training wherein students attend live lectures provided by a Board approved instructor for 24 hours.The following training is provided:


1) Lectures in furtherance of meeting course objectives. Students are expected to take part in the learning process through interactions with their peers and instructor


2) Video and Power-Point presentations are used to reinforced information presented in the student’s training manual and provided in class during the lecture


3) Visual curing provides the student with their first exposure to Intravenous Therapy by observing the instructor perform step by step demonstrations of the procedures on a mannequin


4) Students are also provided training in I.V. calculations and will be required to demonstrate the ability to determine the correct flow rate using an infusion pump and drops per minute when a gravity flow delivery set-up is used.


5) Familiarization training is provided in the use of various types of venipuncture devices and delivery systems used in intravenous therapy


6) Student participates in simulated patient scenarios in which they will encounter a patient that may be cooperative, uncooperative, or even unconscious. Additionally, techniques to employ when administering intravenous therapy to children and infants is provided


7) Student’s knowledge and performance is assessed based on classroom participation and a final examination.


Phase II: Phase II is the clinical phase of training students. Students must successfully complete Phase I to enter Phase II. The clinical phase of training is completed in 6 hours.


1) Student demonstrates the ability to take a telephone order


2) Student verifies the physician’s order


3) Student introduces self and informs the patient of the physician’s order


4) Student answers any questions patient may have


5) Student selects the appropriate intravenous fluid to be infused


6) Student selects the paper equipment to be used (via I.V. pump or gravity flow)


7) Student demonstrates ability to calculate proper rate of infusion via I.V. pump or gravity flow


8) Student demonstrates ability to regulate intravenous infusion by gravity flow


9) Student demonstrates ability to regulate intravenous infusion using an I.V. pump (Infusion Control Device).


10) Student demonstrates proper hand washing technique


11) Student properly identifies the patient using two methods


12) Student demonstrates ability to select the appropriate vein for use


13) Student demonstrates ability to property apply a tourniquet


14) Student successfully performs intravenous therapy


15) Student successfully discontinues intravenous therapy.


Overriding Principle: Administering intravenous fluid is both an art and a science. Through this course you will learn the science of administering IV fluids and to a significant degree, the art as well. Yet, the art of administering IV fluids will improve with practice and it is important to keep your skills current by taking part in administering IV fluids even though you may not be the particular nurse assigned the duty. Therefore, when you have an opportunity to “help out” another nurse, be sure you do!


TRAINING OPTION II: BLOOD WITHDRAWAL TRAINING (Only)


Phase I: Phase I is theory based training wherein students attend live lectures provided by a Board approved instructor for 3 hours.


Phase II: Phase II is a 3 hours of clinical training wherein students develop their skills to successfully perform venipuncture. Students are required to safely perform venipucture in the training program.


TRAINING OPTION III: INTRAVENOUS THERAPY - BLOOD WITHDRAWAL


(Combination)Phase I: Phase I is theory based training and includes all of the training elements listed in Phase I of Intravenous Therapy Training (Only) above and Phase I of Blood Withdrawal Training (Only) above.


This combination training program requires 27 hours of theory based training. Of the 27 hours of didactic training, 24 hours are dedicated to intravenous therapy training and 3 hours are dedicated to Blood Withdrawal training. Phase II: Phase II is clinical based training and includes all the training elements listed in Phase II of Intravenous Therapy Training (Only) above and Phase II of Blood Withdrawal Training (Only) above. This combination training program required 9 hours of clinical based training. Of the nine hours of clinical training, 6 hours are dedicated to intravenous therapy training and 3 hours are dedicated to Blood Withdrawal Training.