IV, short for IntraVenous infusions, is an invasive medical procedure that should only be performed by highly trained medical personnel.
A vast majority of patients seen in the Emergency Room and admitted to the hospital require that an IV be put in place.
If done correctly it can be a life saving measure providing fluid replacement, blood transfusions, means for medication and nutritional delivery.
If done incorrectly it can result in life altering complications including loss of life or limb.
Our IV Skills class is for healthcare professionals with some prior medical knowledge and experience. Topics include:
The reasons for an IV.
Anatomy and physiology affecting an IV placement.
All the equipment needed for successfully starting an IV.
Proper procedures for starting an IV.
What an IV bolus is and piggy-back lines are as well as complications associated with IVs.
There is a plenty of hands-on time for students to practice using the equipment, ensuring confidence with starting, monitoring and discontinuing IV’s.
Class size is limited for optimal staff to student ratios.
Due to the pace and depth of the material covered eligible student for admittance into the program must provide proof of prior medical education and or work experience in healthcare. Candidates include Physicians, PA students, Med students, LPN's, RN's, CMA's, Phlebotomist from NAACLS approved programs. Call to see if you meet the requirements.
This is an ideal class to maintain skills needed in healthcare or to learn the necessary steps to become proficient performing the medical procedure.