Course Descriptions

NSO0599 - Intravenous Therapy for LPNs

Course Description:
This course is designed for the LPN needing to gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals of IV Therapy. Topics covered include: the role of the clinician guided by the Nurse Practice Act, pertinent anatomy and physiology and site selection, infection control/biohazard waste compliance, types of catheters available along with their recommended usage, preparing for and performing venipuncture, recommendations regarding types of dressings and timeframe for dressing changes, proper documentation maintaining catheter patency, relationship between IV therapy and the body's hemostatic and regulatory functions, formulas used to calculate fluid and drug administration rate, nursing care of the patient receiving: drug therapy, blood and blood components, parenteral nutrition, fluid for hydration, applied learning of knowledge learned in practice.