IV for LVNs : $265*
IV for RNs: $265*
IV for Allied Health: $265*
Reserve a Seat: $50*
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TAKE OUR BLENDED IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course!
(for RNs, RTs, Rad Techs & Allied Health)
Register for the class above.
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Use the CODE from the Confirmation Email to take the THEORY portion ONLINE.
CLICK this link to take the Theory Portion ONLINE & show up for Saturday & Sunday Session (Don’t forget to bring your certificate of completion)
IV and Blood Withdrawal Course Los Angeles offered by Creativeresol-ve Educational Company is excellent for RNs looking to refresh their IV skills and a great way for LVNs to fulfill mandatory BVNPT course requirement.
We will focus on several different areas in IV and Blood Withdrawal methods, basic and advanced reviews, and cultivating skills and knowledge of Central lines, PICC lines, and IV pumps.
IV Therapy course will include review of human body and functions, importance of electrolytes and fluids, IV solution concentrations, IV preparation, vein selection [location, location, location] and live practice*.
* Last day of this course will involve guided venipuncture on fellow students.
*** Please bring in a proxy if you are unable to volunteer for IV hands-on.
Educate Simplify’s IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal course is approved by
American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT) for 24 Category A+ CE credit For Rad Techs.
Hours required by IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Licensure
LVNs are required to complete 36 hours and stay for the full 3 days
RNs are required to attend up to 20 hours and may leave after formal lecture ends.
RNs may also opt to take study materials home and forego 1st day of class but are required to attend 2nd and 3rd day of class.
Allied Health participants – please discuss your needed hours with our class coordinator @ 213 300 5045.
IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course Description
Why be IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal certified?
First of all, certification ensures professional development in the field. It ensures patient safety. BVNPT as certifying board in the field ensures that those who performs Intravenous practice are capable and has the required knowledge in the field.
In the completion of Iv Therapy and Blood Withdrawal course, YOU will be able to:
- List the areas of anatomy primarily used in the initiation of Intravenous Therapy (IV).
- List the Physiological reasons for IV.
- Name the different pieces used and the reasons for their use.
- Name the different types of IV solutions used and the reasons for their use.
- List the use of Hyperalimentation and Lipid use, and what patients would require them.
- Know the major electrolytes, their functions, and symptoms of excess or deficit.
- Accurately calculate IV drip rates for manual flow control.
- List the different sites available, means of protecting the sites and proper patient preparation for IV Therapy.
- List of the steps of the IV insertion procedure, with emphasis on the safety issues.
- Give reasons why a patient should need a Central catheter and the nurses role in the insertion of the line.
- Give reasons why a patient should require blood transfusions and the nurses role in the insertion of the line.
- List the complication and the trouble shooting measures of IV Therapy.
- Successfully fulfill the requirements of State of California LVN Board in the practical application of IV insertion.
For LVNs: Here is our BVNPT accreditation .
Our parent company name is: CREATIVERESOL-VE Education Company
Nuts and Bolts of IV Certification
1) You have the option to send in your old license with a payment of $25 to receive a new copy with IV Cert added.
2) You can wait for you license renewal date, which you will then receive a new license with IV Cert. added.
Per the board there is a timing issue, if your IV Cert status was posted at the same time of the initial license. Before you the BVNPT sends your data to printing. It is by luck then of you get your initial license with the IV Cert on it!
ALL LVNs please feel free to call the BVNPT (916) 263-7800 or make use of the website www.bvnpt.ca.gov
For all other questions contact CreativeResol-ve Staff at (213) 300-5045.
ATTENTION ALL IV LVN Students,
We understand your frustration & the pressure you may be receiving from your employers that we took the steps to speak extensively w/ the BVNPT Program Manager & Processing Agent, Rudy Davis. They will be sending out official letters to IV providers explaining the current congestion of their certification process.
They want us to reassure students & employers & to co…mmunicate clearly although there is a significant delay, the are working on it! A few details that you need to know is CA Consumer Board is in the midst of a budget freeze & the BVNPT itself is backed up by 1200+ students.
There are compliance issues w/ the 215 IV program providers which has contributed to the backlog.
All in all, the board is asking for your patience and use of the online/phone service system to verify if your certification has been posted.
Intravenous (IV) therapy is the administration of a fluid substance (solution) directly into a vein as a therapeutic treatment.
Purpose of IV therapy:
-Provide fluid and electrolyte maintenance, restoration, and replacement
–Administer medication and nutritional feedings
–Administer blood and blood products
–Administer chemotherapy to cancer patients
–Administer patient-controlled analgesics
–Keep a vein open for quick access
SHORT PERIPHERAL CATHETERS
Whether performing a basic IV insertion procedure or varying the procedure in accordance with the patient’s condition or equipment available, the IV nurse’s competence in performing peripheral IV therapy should assessed periodically.
Variations in insertion techniques are common and may depend on devices available. An ongoing challenge, particularly for the less experienced nurse, is identifying available veins for venipuncture.
Closed Catheter Systems offer greater insertion success, increased protection against blood exposure and accidental needlestick injuries, simplified processes, and enhanced patient safety and satisfaction. Because the device is preassembled, there are fewer components involved and a reduced risk of in-use contamination. With a close Luer access port, the nurse can ensure needleless administration of fluid and medication, in addition to venous sampling. The system is totally closed to contamination, which has certainly facilitated safe practice.
Midline Catheters were introduced in the 1950s and have undergone several transmissions. Improvements in the early midline facilitated placement via a split-away plastic introducer. Currently, the design is 7 to 8 inches long and composed of polyurethane or silicone. The catheter maybe placed in the basilica, cephalic, or median cubital veins of the upper arm or antecutital area, with the tip residing in the cephalic or basilica vein in the upper portion of the arm. The midline catheter is designed for peripheral infusion of general IV solutions and medications and for venous sampling. The procedure should be performed using sterile technique, and only by experienced nurses with excellent IV insertion skills, and then only after careful consideration of possible risks, including thrombosis, phlebitis, air embolism, infection, vascular perforation, bleeding, and catheter transection.
Sources: Plumer’s Principles and Practice of Intravenous Therapy by Ada Lawrence Plumer
A place in the class has been reserved JUST FOR YOU. We understand that situations beyond your control may arise, requiring you to cancel and reschedule a class. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend.NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.
There will be a 60% Refund fee for credit card and cash transactions if participant decides to cancel after the class schedule or when the class ended already and $40 Refund fee if cancelled before or during the class schedule.
We suggest you reschedule instead.
Class must be rescheduled within 60 days (Provider Courses).
To cancel and/or reschedule a class, please call 213 300 5045 or email us at email@example.com
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How to Insert an IV Cannula Like a Pro
Finding a good vein might be difficult for some, and even harder for others. However, the fear of failing at insertion of IV cannula must not stop the nurse from trying to start an IV line, as this is part of her duties as a nurse. If you feel jubilant when you see a good vein and hit it at first shot but feel so depressed when you cannot hit your vein after several attempts, that is normal. That’s a sign that you are a nurse who is thinking of your patient’s welfare and is continuing to improve your skills.
Below are some tips that may help you with IV insertion:
- Feel, don’t just look- Some nurses most especially the noobs will go for the most visible vein. However, these veins are very close to the surface and will blow easily; deeper veins are often stronger, less fragile veins. First, try to palpate veins with your fingers tips and feel around for a springy feeling vein. It might feel like pressing down on an under inflated balloon, it will “bounce” a little under your fingers. Select the largest vein that you can find. Once you have a found a nice big, bouncy vein follow it up about an inch or two and make sure it feels pretty much the same all the way up.
- Anchor well and use a solid traction- Once you’ve found your site, place a thumb a few inches distal to the site and pull traction. During this time, the patient should feel a firm pressure. Finding a spare digit to help advance the catheter off the needle can be hard with one hand busy pulling back on the skin. However, this should not be an excuse to let go of traction at the moment of advance. Maintain that traction till the catheter is fully advanced.
- Don’t go too deep- The closer the needle approximates the actual angle of the vein, the easier it will be to land the tip inside the vein where you want it.
- The catheter goes forward- the needle does not go back- once you’ve achieved proper needle placement and you’re ready to advance the catheter make sure that the hand holding the needle does not move. Instead, the catheter needs to advance forward off the needle and the needle does not move backward out of the catheter.
- Learn from your mistakes- The master was once a student. Do not shy away or avoid IV insertions because of your failed tries. Learn what you can from the failed IV attempt and put things in the past and don’t let them affect your next attempt.