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PMCI’s IV Therapy course can be taken by new graduates of vocational nursing and registered nurse programs and by Registered and Licensed Vocational Nurses. This course fulfills California’s 36-hour requirement for IV Therapy training for LVNs. It is designed to include both lecture and clinical experience.
PMCI’s IV Therapy course includes information about the venous system; peripheral veins; common IV medical terminology and abbreviations; venipuncture; various means of intravenous to deliver IV therapy, including different catheter types and their use; special IV therapies; the adverse reactions and complications associated with IVs; different types of IV equipment and their uses; the appropriate and accurate administration of IV medications and solutions, including those delivered via a central line; caring for patients receiving IV therapy, blood and blood components, and parenteral nutrition; and the incorporation of infection control procedures into all aspects of venipuncture and intravenous therapy. The class also includes essential patient teaching, psychological preparation, patient assessment and observation and essential documentation. The course is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
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