IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal Classes

Los Angeles Career College is proud to offer IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal classes to RNs & LVNs. This course presents all the core skills needed for the healthcare practitioners to become familiar with intravenous therapy.

Course Fee: $285

  • Stress-Free Learning
  • Comfortable Modern Classroom
  • CEs Available
  • BVNPT Approved!

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Course Description

IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal is a 3-day, 36-hour course. The lecture portion and the  skills portion will be completed in class.

  • Day 1: IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal lectures, videos, and exam
  • Day 2: Skills training
  • Day 3: Skills training

To pass, students will need to demonstrate IV insertion and Blood Withdrawal successfully. Students will practice inserting IV and drawing blood on one another. Students who, for whatever reason, you would prefer not to have these procedures performed upon them, can bring someone with them for the clinical portion of the course.

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Course Content

  • Preparing the patient psychologically
  • Explaining the rationale for blood withdrawal and venipunctures
  • Distinguishing between types of intravenous solutions and their appropriateness
  • Preparing equipment properly and aseptically
  • Selecting and correctly preparing the most appropriate vein for venipuncture \ blood withdrawal
  • Preparing the site in a manner which reduces the chance of infection
  • Performing venipunctures utilizing direct or indirect method
  • Performing blood withdrawal utilizing skin puncture (vacutainer, butterfly, syringe), or venipuncture
  • Dressing site according to policy
  • Securing and immobilizing device appropriately and safely
  • Regulating flow rate and fluid accurately