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IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal

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IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal

The Institute of Technology offers IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal. This 40 hour course is designed for students who desire IV Certification for the state of California. A licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in California must be certified by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians to perform intravenous therapy or blood withdrawal. A LVN who successfully completes the Institute of Technology IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal course will be qualified to apply for IV/BW certification with the state of California.

This course is not vocational in nature, does not lead to initial employment, and does not provide credit toward any vocational program offered by Institute of Technology. Individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.
*This course is NOT vocational in nature and does NOT lead to initial employment.

Course Description

The theory related to the purpose of IV therapy and blood withdrawal, legal responsibilities, infection control, fluid and electrolytes, composition of parenteral solutions, possible complications, technique for venipuncture, equipment and transfusion therapy are presented based on state guidelines. Hands on experience is provided during lab time with IV and blood withdrawal equipment and simulation am models. Each student will be required to complete three successful venipunctures and three successful skin punctures on live human clients to complete requirements per California regulations. Individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

Eligibility

Applicants for the IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal course are exempt from entrance examination requirements. To be eligible for the IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal course applicants must provide one of the following:
  • Proof of graduation from Institute of Technology’s Vocational Nursing program; OR
  • Proof of “CURRENT” license status as a Vocational Nurse in California.

 

Cost and Enrollment

Tuition: $350 for IOT Graduates, $450 for non-IOT Graduates

Students must visit campus, complete enrollment paperwork and pay enrollment fee by 4:00pm on the Friday prior to the scheduled class.

Enrollments are on a first come first serve basis.

Private party classes are available upon request. For more information email TBA@iot.edu or call (559) 540-8227.

IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal is a cash pay course. Financial aid is not available.

Professor working alongside a student

Locations

IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal is available at: