This program is intended to provide the participant with comprehensive knowledge to properly insert a peripheral IV catheter, assess the IV site for early signs of complications and to properly document the assessment and procedure. The participant will receive in-depth venipuncture theory with multiple opportunities for hands-on participation to enhance the learning process. Locating veins by palpation will be part of the practicum. The Infusion Nurse Society (INS) 2011 Standards of Practice and the CDC 2011 Intravascular Guidelines will be incorporated into this program. This program details venous anatomy and physiology, vein identification, criteria for vein selection, device and gauge selection, complications, legal aspects, documentation, and the venipuncture procedure using a safety IV catheter.
SPECIAL NOTE :
This is not a blood drawing program.
Due to the OSHA Occupational Exposure and Bloodborne Pathogens Standards practicum for each seminar will be on a model.
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 Venous Anatomy
Vein Assessment Practicum on Partners
9:30 Superficial Arteries / Nerves of the Forearm
10:15 Criteria for Vein Selection
11:00 Selecting Peripheral Access Device ? Gauge
Complications of Intravenous Therapy
Infiltration Phlebitis Extravasation
12:15 PM LUNCH
Malpractice Insurance Documentation
2:00 Insertion Procedure on Models
4:00 Individualized Skill Validation
Award of Certificate
On-Site Programs Are Available
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