IV Therapy


IV Therapy

Program Level
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Certificate

IV Therapy

IV Therapy/ Blood Withdrawal Course

Our IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal course will provide both training and certification in IV therapy and blood withdrawal. After completing the course, you will know how to start an IV infusion and draw blood for testing purposes. This course is specifically geared to provide additional training and certification for Licensed Vocational Nurses.

What Will I Learn?

  • Principles of IV Therapy
  • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  • Puncture Techniques
  • Management and Care of Site, Pre and Post Insertion
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Universal Precautions
  • Equipment Selection
  • Site Selection and Preparation
  • Order of Draw
  • Aftercare

How Long is the Course?

The IV Therapy course is 2 weekends in length. This is a 36 hour course, which consists of 27 hours of theory, 20 hours of lecture, four hours Lab Application, three hours Evaluation and nine hours practice. In addition, under individually supervised instruction, the student must successfully complete three veinpunctures on live subjects for IV fluid administration, plus three blood withdrawals.


What Will I Be Able to Do With This Certification?

The course provides relevant information and hands-on training to Vocational Nurses. Some things you may be able to do as a result of your new certification include:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of fluid volume excess or fluid volume deficiency
  • Troubleshoot intravenous infusions
  • Identify proper tubing for use
  • Discuss unexpected outcomes related to a peripheral intravenous infusion and other related types of interventions
  • Describe steps for insertion of a peripheral IV device
  • Identify types of prepared IV solutions
  • Determine the best tourniquets to use
  • Blood withdrawals


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