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IV Technician Certification

Location: online Instructor: Nancy Kimmel, PhD, FNP-BC Med School II

IV Technician Certification

$500.00 $400.00

The IV certification course includes both the national IV technician exam and final exam through the school for certification.  Students have up to 6 months to complete all required coursework and national exams.

Online IV Technician class

IV Technician Certification

Total
$500.00 $400.00

Have you considered a career in healthcare? Since most people who wish to learn IV must possess or have some experience in phlebotomy or other healthcare related position, the IV certification course has been off limits to many. That has now changed.

The unique training arm that we supply is used especially in critical care training scenarios in hospitals across the U.S. to help train nurses and physicians in how to insert IV’s and draw blood. The student will have access to our HD professionally taped classroom videos and be able to reach out to their instructor with questions. Our instructors will also schedule a video conference call with the student so that they can demonstrate their new found skills at starting IV’s with the life size training arm. There is no clinical rotation for IV. The actual course begins when the student registers for the class. Upon registration the student will set up a username and password, after which they will have access to the entire course.  Students can expect to receive their supplies in 7-10 working days after registration.

The national study guide for taking the national exam is also included. We hope that this course will train students to go on and become professionals in the field. Students study at their own pace. The web based course can be accessed through any mobile device, such as an I Pad, Mac-Book, phone, tablet or other device. Quizzes can be taken as many times as the student likes or until they feel confident with the material. The national exam will be scheduled by the student in their city, where they will be proctored by an acceptable source as per the requirements of the national organization which they are taking their exam. Please reach out to us if you have questions regarding this course. We are excited to be offering this combination. We hope you are too.

* Please note that the practice arm does contain latex tubing which is sheathed inside the non-latex exterior.  Please note this if you have latex allergies.
Here is just some of the concepts that students will learn throughout the course;
I. Instruction (30 hours)
A. Legal aspects related to intravenous insertion and flushing
B. Basic principles of intravenous insertion and flushing
C. Various types of intravenous solutions
D. Indications for use of intravenous fluid therapy
E. Safety, hazards and complications related to venipuncture
F. Safety, hazards and complications related to intravenous fluid therapy, including local and systemic reactions
G. Standard treatment of local and systemic reactions, including extravasation of I.V. fluids
H. Standards of care for observation and assessment of patients before, during and after venipuncture and flushing
I. Psychological aspects of intravenous insertions, including preparation of the patient for procedures
II. Laboratory Theory Instruction (3 hours)
A. Review of Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), safety, and infection control principles and practices
B. Types of access instruments for peripheral venipuncture
C. Types of delivery systems and related equipment for intravenous therapy
D. Anatomy and physiology of venipuncture sites
E. Selection of appropriate venipuncture sites for intravenous therapy
F. Preparation of equipment for intravenous therapy
G. Techniques for venipuncture for insertion of a venous access device; includes
i. Preparation and immobilization of site
ii. Insertion of appropriate device using both direct and indirect techniques
H. Techniques of intravenous line establishment, including on-going fluids and saline lock devices

III. Practice Sessions: Required Skills 10 hours with 1 Skype session with instructor
A. Practice on intravenous mannequin arms
i. Selection and preparation of equipment for venipuncture
ii. Establishment of intravenous line
iii. Venipuncture and establishment of a saline lock; of continuing fluid therapy
B. Demonstration of competency on a mannequin of the above practiced skills
C. Demonstration of clinical competency in the performance of 3 successful venipunctures
i. Selection and preparation of equipment for venipuncture
ii. Establishment of an intravenous therapy line
Iii. Venipuncture and establishment of a saline lock
D. Practice independently, or with requested teacher supervision, in preparation for testing of IV skills

Students taking this course need to have the following experience or credentials;

Students should have at least 6 months full-time experience as a practicing phlebotomist, medical assistant, registered nurse, LPN, NP, PA, MD, dental hygienist, dentist, EMT, Paramedic or Fire Fighter.

Knowledge of patient care and venipuncture is required.

  • Online access to HD videos
  • Instructor access
  • Resume preparation
  • Job assistance
  • National I. V. Exam
  • Life like IV practice arm

About Your Instructor
Nancy Kimmel, PhD, FNP-BC Med School II