Los Angeles Career College is proud to offer IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal classes to LVNs. This course presents all the core skills needed for the healthcare practitioners to become familiar with intravenous therapy. Upon completing the course all the participants will receive a Certification of Completion and will become authorized to offer the service.
of the course include:
- 36 hours of classroom-based learning
- Taught by ER doctors & trauma nurses
- Stress-free learning environment
- Earn 36 Continuing Education Hours
This course is accredited by:
This course has been approved by the Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) in California. This course is a 36-hour classroom-based class during which students will get all the practice and skills they need to be authorized. This course consists of 12 hours over two days. Lunch and breaks will be offered but will not be part of the 10-hour class time.
Each participant is required to successfully complete three IV insertions and three Blood Withdrawals, practicing on each other. If any of the students will feel uncomfortable to be practiced upon, they are welcome to bring someone else to the classroom for the last clinical day.
Come meet your fellow classmates, practice your skills and interact with professionals in a stress-free environment by receiving 36 Continuing Education Hours.
The content covered during this course will include but will not be limited to the following:
- Indications for blood withdrawal and IV therapy
- Infection control
- Patient psychological preparation
- Universal precautions
- Legal aspects
- Preparing the patient psychologically
- Explaining the rationale for blood withdrawal, arterial punctures, and venipunctures
- Differentiating between the types of skin puncture, venipunctures and arterial devices and their appropriate uses
- Differentiating between skin puncture, arterial puncture, 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