Specialty Program 2016 | I.V. Therapy Skills Lab | Jan 20, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
This I.V. Therapy Skills Lab is a four-hour, in-person, simulated hands-on training session with an I.V. Therapy qualified instructor. Content includes a brief review of the I.V. Therapy Program online coursework, question and answer session, demonstrations and hands-on skills practice with a peripheral and central station. A lab kit will be provided as part of the registration fee. Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required.
|Morning Lab Schedule: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM|
|8:00||Welcome and overview of the skills lab|
|8:10||Review and Q&A of online coursework|
|9:00||Demonstration and discussion of peripheral I.V. catheter insertion and I.V. push medication administration|
|9:30||Hands-on skills practice related to peripheral I.V. catheter insertions and I.V. push medication administration|
|10:30||Demonstration and discussion of central venous catheter (CVC) dressing change and blood draw from a CVC|
|11:00||Hands-on skills practice related to CVC dressing change and blood draw from a CVC|
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this skills lab, you will be better able to:
- Demonstrate the proper steps for insertion of a peripheral I.V. catheter.
- Implement safe I.V. push medication administration techniques.
- Demonstrate the correct procedural steps for a central venous catheter dressing change.
- State the rationale for discarding "waste blood" when drawing a blood sample from a central venous catheter.
Kay Coulter, RN, CRNI, VA-BC
Executive Director, Infusion Knowledge, Inc., Clearwater, Florida; Contracted Instructor, Continuing Nursing Education Department, St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida
- 4.00 Contact hours