IV Therapy Training for Medical & Dental Assistants

Program outline:

Purpose and methods of intravenous (IV) therapy

Implications of IV therapy by unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP)

Different types of IV fluids and its impact on the patient

Peripheral IV catheter insertion site selection

Infection prevention guidelines as it applies to peripheral IV therapy

Equipment selection and setting up isotonic IV solutions

Venipuncture and short peripheral catheter insertion technique

Prevention and management of complications

Documentation guidelines

Hands-on practice session

Practice Session

Attendees practice to locate and identify veins on each other and then practice peripheral catheter insertion and troubleshooting techniques on an advanced venipuncture training aid.