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Our Experienced Vascular Access Specialist are highly qualified instructors that set the stage in developing a program to meet the needs to advance participants knowledge and
skills through our IV training / programs with the latest INS Standards.
We hold frequent IV Training programs at our Puyallup WA location and/or you can schedule a program at yours facility and request the program to be tailored to meet your individual group needs.
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8 Hour Program 8:30-4:30 (8 CE hours) Prerequisite: None (Must have an interest in the healthcare field) Description: This program is an 8-hour course that is great for LPN’s, RN’s, EMT’s and any other medical professionals who need to earn their certificate, enhance or refresh their skills. The training will be via in-depth lectures, utilizing PowerPoint presentation, handouts, discussion, as well as hands-on practice to ensure a complete learning experience and understanding of the delivery of IV therapy. Topics covered within the program include an overview of I.V. Therapy, venous and vascular anatomy and physiology, nursing management and patient assessment and actions related to routine care and maintenance, clinical considerations, fluid and electrolytes, types of uses of IV therapy, site selection, venipuncture procedure, tips, case studies designed to serve as a learning tool and the discussion of complications related to IV therapy, etc. There will be a variety of the latest equipment for hands on viewing. In skillful hands, an intravenous catheterization procedure is quickly and easily performed with little pain or discomfort to the patient. This unique educational program is a great resource that fosters safe practice and can help reduce errors associated with these important skills. It adheres to INS standards of care. Completion of this program can result in a skill that will be of immeasurable benefit, over the years, to both patients and medical professional inserting the IV. Participants will have the opportunity to practice on manikins to demonstrate a simulated insertion. In order to obtain IV Certification, you will need to complete the contents of this program, reviewing handout material, IV Manikin practice, post-test and completion of an evaluation form. This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Concepts and Technology in IV Therapy. A certificate is awarded after successful completion of program Price: $250 per person Cost for recommended student manual: $55.00 (price includes tax) or in-class rental: $10
8 Hour Program 8:30-4:30 Prerequisite for this program: Basic Concepts and Technology in IV Therapy. (8 CE hours) Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed a BCT-IV course to enroll in this course. Description: This program is an 8-hour course that is designed to build on the Basic IV course and to enhance those professionals that have had some IV experience. This program utilizes an in-depth understanding of all types of catheters, types of patients and clinical indications through a PowerPoint presentation, lecture, active participant discussion, handouts, and hands-on practice. Participants will become familiarize with the differences between Midlines, PICC's, Central Venous Catheters, Ports and P.A.S. Ports. They will learn the differences in the tip location and the types of infusion therapies that can be infused through each device. There will be a review of methods for performing care and maintenance on long term lines, flushing, syringe selection & PSI, dressing changes occlusion, catheter repair, blood sample collection, catheter removal and post insertion complications are explored thoroughly. Our Advanced IV Therapy Certification Training instructs participants to effectively deliver nursing care to patients on infusion therapies and gain confidence in their abilities. Whether you are a new grad, first time with advanced lines or an LPN/RN with years of IV therapy experience, this program will explore central venous catheters, new technologies and standards of practice. Patient safety and positive outcomes depends upon a nurse’s knowledge of catheter technology, routine nursing care, catheter management and complications. Participant will greatly benefit from this program. In order to obtain IV Certification, you will need to complete the contents of this program, reviewing handout material, IV Manikin and/or participant practice of a dressing change, post-test and completion of an evaluation form. A certificate is awarded after successful completion of program. Price: $250 per person Cost for recommended student manual: $55.00 (price includes tax) or in-class rental: $10
Program is scheduled on 2 Consecutive Days (14 to 16 CE hours) Prerequisite: Must have an interest in the healthcare field to take the basic portion of this program and be an LPN, RN or physician to take the advanced portion. Description: This program is a 14 to 16 hour program tailored to the individual group. Using the contents from the above two programs it is combined into one program and presented over an agreed amount of time period. An example of a 14 to 16 hour program is described below by condensing the above two 8 hour programs into a two day program. These objectives can be changed to meet the needs of the individual group and the time can be changed accordingly. Basic Portion 1. Provide an Overview of IV therapy 2. Review IV Solutions & Categories; Identify Purposes, Complications and Prevention Protocol 3. Provide an overview of Patient Assessment, Implement 6 Rights of Medication Administration, Identify Types, Indications and Central Venous Catheters 4. Nursing Actions Related to Routine Care and Maintenance of an IV Line 5. Provide an Overview of the Venipuncture Procedure 6. Provide Overview of the Complications Associated with IV Therapy 7. Documentation of Procedure and Patient Response 8. Provide Hands-on Practice on Manikins Advanced Portion 1. Provide an Overview of the Benefits of a Long Term Line vs. a Short Term Line 2. Provide an Overview of each of the Long Term Lines 3. Provide an Overview of Patient Assessment and Nursing Actions Related to Routine Care and Maintenance of a Long Term Line. 4. Provide an Overview of the Complications Associated with Long Term Lines 5. Provide Hands-on Practice of Accessing a Port-a-Cath on a Manikin 6. Provide a Return Demonstration, Hands-on Practice of a Dressing Change on Each Participant. 7. Documentation of Procedure and Patient Response After reviewing the above information, if you would like any of the objectives changed, either added to or deleted, please do not hesitate to contact us at (888) 476-6298 for revision. We look forward to helping your staff's growth in their skills of patient care in IV Therapy. In order to obtain IV Certification, you will need to complete the contents of this program, reviewing handout material, IV Manikin and/or participant practice of a dressing change, post-test and completion of an evaluation form. A certificate is awarded after successful completion of program Program Price: $450 per person Cost for recommended student manual: $55.00 (price includes tax) or in-class rental: $10
8 Hour Program 8:30-4:30 (8 CE hours) Description:Program was designed for the professionals Completing Requirement (b) of the WAC 246-817-205. PowerPoint, lecture, handouts, discussion and hands-on practice may be utilized. Program consists of (i)Eight hours of didactic training that includes: (A) Intravenous access; (B) Anatomy; (C) Technique; (D) Risks and complications. Program also includes Patient assessment, site selection, venipuncture procedure, equipment, maintenance and prevention of complications. Manikin Practice is included along with one monitored human or simulator/manikin insertion. Participants are required to complete (ii) Hands on experience starting and maintaining intravenous lines with at least ten successful intravenous starts on a human or simulator/manikin. A form will been provided for documentation. WAC 246-817-205 Description: Required portion that IVNC provides will consist of: (iii) Completion of substantially equivalent education and training approved by the commission. (b) Completion of training in intravenous access or phlebotomy. Training must include: (i) Eight hours of didactic training that must include: (A) Intravenous access; (B) Anatomy; (C) Technique; (D) Risks and complications; and (ii) Hands on experience starting and maintaining intravenous lines with at least ten successful intravenous starts on a human or simulator/manikin; or (iii) Completion of substantially equivalent education and training approved by the commission;
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