Specialty Program | I.V. Therapy | Selected Topics | Peripheral Venous Access Devices
In this course, focus is on veins and vein layers and insertion techniques. Course actitivies include the workbook, ten videos, two insertion demonstrations, an assignment, post-test and evaluation. You must achieve 80% on the post-test to earn contact hours.
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- Vascular anatomy
- Peripheral I.V. insertion procedure
- Nursing care and maintenance
- Difficult insertions
- Support pages:
Tips for proper EMR documentation
Complications of peripheral I.V. therapy
Step by step review of peripheral I.V. catheter placement procedure
The peripheral midline
To earn contact hours for this activity:
- View/listen to the presentation.
- Study the handouts.
- Achieve 80% or higher on the exam. You can take the exam as many times as you wish.
- Complete the evaluation.
After submitting the evaluation, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.
Additional program information
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Identify current I.V. devices used for peripheral I.V. access.
- Describe the vascular anatomy related to peripheral and central catheters.
- State four appropriate methods for the assessment and distention of veins for peripheral catheterization.
- Demonstrate the basic steps involved in the insertion of a peripheral catheter.
- Implement accepted standards of care for peripheral catheters.
Kay Coulter, RN, CRNI, VA-BC
Executive Director, Infusion Knowledge, Inc., Clearwater, Florida; Contracted Instructor, Continuing Nursing Education Department, St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida
- 5.00 Contact hours