Workforce and Community Education Classes

IV Therapy

Date: TBD

Day: TBD

Time: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Fee: $325.00

Class Limit: 20

Location: 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka - Room AT 126

Instructor: Viane Frye

This class is designed to prepare the student to start and superimpose intravenous fluids. The content will include types of fluids and device rationales for therapies, safety factors, complications, monitoring and preparation of site, patient and equipment. It will also include supervised practice of the technique of venipuncture on mannequins and fellow classmates and will include the following:

  1. Methods of blood withdrawal;
    a. Skin puncture;
    b. Venipuncture
  2. Selection of appropriate method;
  3. Safety measures;
  4. Possible complications;
  5. Preparation of withdrawal sites;
  6. Psychological preparation of the patient

Students will successfully start 3 IVs and perform blood withdrawal on 3 fellow classmates. The course fulfills requirements of (and is approved by) the California State Board of Nursing for IV Certification/Blood withdrawal for LVNs. Fee includes all materials and equipment.

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Phone: (707) 476-4500