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July 25 – IV Therapy Certification with Blood Withdrawal Course

iStock_000020786741_SmallHigh Desert Medical College now offers IV Therapy Certification with Blood Withdrawal. Approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT), once the course is successfully completed, the IV Therapy and Blood Withdraw course participant will receive 36 CE Contact Hours. A person who successfully completes the IV Therapy (only) course will receive 30 CE Contact Hours. A person who successfully completes the Blood Withdrawal (only) course will receive 6 CE Contact hours.

The class will take place July 25 to July 28 from 8am to 5pm each day. 

Lancaster Campus Only. Space is limited to 11 participants. 

The course is open to LVN graduates. Call our main phone today at 888-633-4362 to sign up. Ask for Dr. Michelle Welch, our Director of Nursing, when you call. 


Course Overview

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The course is designed to prepare Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) to start and superimpose intravenous fluid via primary or secondary infusion lines and perform blood withdrawal. The course will cover psychological preparation of the patient based on the growth and developmental stage, legal aspect in IV therapy & blood withdrawal, infection control, indications for IV therapy, types of venipuncture devices, delivery systems, intravenous fluids, venipuncture sites, observation of the patient, regulation of the fluid flow, selection of equipment, complications of IV therapy, methods of blood withdrawal, method selection, safety measures, universal precautions, complications and preparation of withdrawal sites.

Course participants must attend laboratory practice to perform four (4) successful blood withdrawals and three (3) successful IV starts. Certificates will not be issued to students who fail to successfully complete all laboratory practices. A student may elect to take only the IV therapy portion or the blood withdrawal aspect of the program. The IV Therapy portion is three (3) 11.5 hour days and the blood withdrawal portion is one (1) day 7.5 hour day.

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