IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal

IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Program

 Program Description

IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Program Description This 36-hour course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to initiate intravenous therapy and perform blood withdrawal. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive certification in IV therapy and blood withdrawal from the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).

Delivery Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements To be eligible for the program, students must possess the following: 

  • Successful completion of a Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing Program, Physician Assistant program, Medical School, or demonstrate eligibility to attain licensure for a career that includes a scope of initiating intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal.

Participation Requirements

  • Possess proficient computer skills, including navigating operating systems, managing files, using common office applications, and engaging in online communication, as computer literacy is essential for academic success and program readiness.

Job Classification Code: The IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Program prepares graduates for additional certification for the following job classifications as classified by the United States Department of Labor: Code: 29-2060 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Description of Instruction Provided: Instruction provided includes classroom lectures, skills lab, and clinical training.

IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal (IV/BW) Program Objectives:

  1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of IV therapy and blood withdrawal.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills to assess patient needs and provide appropriate IV therapy and blood withdrawal care.
  4. Understand the indications, contraindications, and potential complications associated with IV therapy and blood withdrawal.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of equipment and techniques related to IV therapy and blood withdrawal.
  6. Gain hands-on experience through supervised clinical training in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and blood donation centers.

IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Program Fees

Fees

Charges ($)

Program Deposit fee ( non-refundable)

250

Books and course materials fee (non-refundable)

50

Student tuition recovery fee (non-refundable)

0

Tuition fee (4.86 per clock hour)

175

Total charges paid to institution

475

Approximate additional charges paid to third party

Charges ($)

None

0

Schedule of charges

Charges ($)

Schedule of total charges for a period of attendance

475

Schedule of estimated total charges for entire program

475

Incidental Charges

Make-up Days if applicable

 $200/day

COURSE CONTENT

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.

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