Short IV Insertion Class Workshops and Programs for any Healthcare Practitioner that falls within their scope of practice or allowed by their Physician e.g. Medical Assistant .
Instruction in insertion of traditional over the needle cannula peripheral aka "short" intravenous catheters. Instruction includes the insertion procedure, techniques for proper and successful catheter insertions, care, assessment, and maintenance post catheter insertion.
The IV Certification Program covers:
- Pre-procedure steps
- Anatomy and physiology related to peripheral short IV catheter insertion procedures
- INS standards; AVA, CDC, JCHAO guidelines and recommendations
- Legal issues
- Clinician, patient, and supply preparation
- Vein site, and catheter selection
- Vein assessment practicum on partners
- Venipuncture techniques
- Catheter site care and catheter securement
- Complication prevention and management
- Common problems and tips for success in patients with difficult access
- Hands on lab practicum (in-person program version)
There is no national non-profit organization that exists primarily for certification of peripheral IV catheter insertion procedures like there is for other procedure based skills such as CPR and phlebotomy. Individual clinicians and employers find that there is a need for consistency in credentialing of clinicians to perform IV catheter insertions. To answer this need, we have developed our program using evidence based practice criteria. It incorporates standards, guidelines, and recommendations from the leading IV-related organizations that set the standards of IV care in the U.S. This IV course follows the Infusion Nurse Society (INS) Standards of Practices & Guidelines and the Association for Vascular Access (AVA).
After students complete the IV training, they must be competency tested at their place of employment and signed off by their nurse educator or physician.
To register, please select one of the classes below. You may register online by clicking on one of the classes or you may contact us.
Do You Need BLS? You can also get your BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification during this course by adding the AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Online Course from the menu below. Complete Part 1 online, print the completion certificate and bring it on the day of the IV course. Complete Parts 2 & 3 "skills check" to get your official American Heart Association certification card same day. BLS Online & Skills Course Cost $80
BLS key code may take up to 24 hours to process. To receive key code immediately, click Online BLS with Skills to register directly.