Oct 28, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 125 - IV Insertion and Infusion Therapy

Credit Hours: 1

Increased high-technology skills are now required of nurses at most institutions. The purpose of this elective class is to provide nurses and nursing students an opportunity to improve their skills. This course is designed to provide information on insertion of peripheral IV's, as well as their care and maintenance. It will also focus on the management of various central venous access devices. Students will have the opportunity to practice simulated IV insertions in a lab setting. A certificate of completion will be provided for all successful participants.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • assess veins with improved accuracy/skill/technique and identify appropriate rational behind each step;
  • describe the purpose and indications for IV therapy;
  • describe pharmacological considerations in IV infusion therapy;
  • identify assessment, interventions and treatments for complications associated with venipuncture and infusion therapy;
  • identify among different types of venous access devices, their specialization and indications for use;
  • locate suitable veins for access;
  • demonstrate a simulated venipuncture and IV insertion; and
  • identify the legal ramifications of IV therapy.

Prerequisites: Completion of NU 116, NU 117, NU 128 or a nursing fundamentals course, RN's, LPN's. Permission of the instructor.
F/S (C, N)