Blended IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal is a 3-day, 36-hour course that is delivered in a hybrid version. The lecture portion of the class will be completed online, while the skills portion will be completed in class.
- Day 1: Online IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal lectures, videos, and exam
- Day 2: Skills training
- Day 3: Skills training
To pass, students will need to demonstrate IV insertion and Blood Withdrawal successfully. Students will practice inserting IV and drawing blood on one another. Students who, for whatever reason, you would prefer not to have these procedures performed upon them, can bring someone with them for the clinical portion of the course.
This IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal course will be conducted by trauma RNs, Doctors and Paramedics, who bring with them a high level of real life experiences. Through communicating with professionals students will learn shortcuts and best practices. In order to pass the exam, students need to demonstrate a successful IV Insertion and Blood Withdrawals. On the third day students will practice inserting IV’s and drawing blood on each other. This course is a great opportunity for newly graduated and existing LVN’s to improve their skills and knowledge in IV therapy and blood Withdrawal in a stress-free environment.
Preparing the patient psychologically
Explaining the rationale for blood withdrawal and venipunctures
Distinguishing between types of intravenous solutions and their appropriateness
Preparing equipment properly and aseptically
Selecting and correctly preparing the most appropriate vein for venipunctures, blood withdrawal or arterial puncture
Preparing the site in a manner which reduces the chance of infection
Performing venipunctures utilizing direct or indirect method
Performing blood withdrawal utilizing skin puncture (vacutainer, butterfly, syringe), arterial puncture or venipunctures
Dressing site according to policy
Securing and immobilizing device appropriately and safely
Regulating flow rate and fluid accurately
Documenting on medical record