IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal

Quest Nursing Education Center is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) to offer courses in IV therapy and Blood withdrawal for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs).

IV THERAPY CONTENT includes but is not limited to
(1) The requirements necessary for a nurse to start and superimpose intravenous fluids;
(2) Psychological preparation of the patient;
(3) Universal precautions for infection control

(A) Indications for intravenous therapy
(B) Types of venipuncture devices
(C) Types of delivery systems
(D) Types of intravenous fluids
(E) Preparation and immobilization of the venipuncture site 30
(F) Observation of the patient
(G) Regulation of the fluid flow
(H) Local and systemic reactions
(I) Preparation of equipment;
(2) Safety factors;
(3) Choice of vein;
(4) Choice of device for intravenous therapy
(5) Techniques of venipuncture

BLOOD WITHDRAWAL CONTENT includes but is not limited to:
(1) The requirements necessary for a nurse to perform blood withdrawal;
(2) Psychological preparation of the patient;
(3) Universal precautions for infection control;
(4) Blood withdrawal;

(A) Methods of blood withdrawal;
1. Skin puncture; 2. Venipuncture; and 3. Arterial puncture (optional).

(B) Selection of appropriate method;
(C) Safety measures;
(D) Possible complications;
(E) Preparation of withdrawal sites.

Lab experience includes
(1) Preparation of equipment for blood withdrawal;
(2) Safety factors;
(3) Choice of withdrawal site;
(4) Choice of artery (optional);
(5) Choice of device for blood withdrawal;
(6) Techniques of venipuncture;
(7) Techniques of arterial puncture (optional);
(8) Skin puncture practice includes instruction in:
(A) Preparation of site; and
(B) Preparation of equipment.
(9) Universal precautions for infection control..

IV therapy/Blood Withdrawal course
Tuition of $475 ( Includes books and course materials)
*For LVNs or RNs

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