Peripheral IV Skills
Peripheral IV Skills Certificate Program
This course is an 5 hour class that provides the RN or LPN with the essential knowledge for practicing infusion therapy in any setting. The course includes insertion of traditional over the needle cannula peripheral aka “short” intravenous catheters. Instruction includes the insertion procedure, techniques for proper and successful catheter insertions, care, assessment, and maintenance post catheter insertion.
The Course covers:
- Anatomy and physiology related to peripheral short IV catheter insertion procedures
- Vein site, and catheter selection
- Legal Implications of Infusion Therapy
- Aseptic Techniques
- Technology and Clinical Applications
- Assessment, Initiation and Maintenance of Peripheral Venous Access
- Complications of Infusion Therapy
- Infection Control
- Pediatric Infusions
- Clinician, patient, and supply preparation
- Common problems, and tips for success in patients with difficult access
- Course includes a supervised session to practice IV insertion and troubleshooting methods.
The course incorporates standards, guidelines, and recommendations from the leading IV-related organizations that set the standards of IV care in the U.S.