IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal – LVN Certification

$ 250.00

GMEC’s IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal LVN Certification course meets all CA State requirements for IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certification for LVN’s. Areas of IV therapy and blood withdrawal covered thoroughly in this combined class include: methods for performing IV therapy/blood withdrawal, basic IV review, and advanced theory (maintaining PICC lines, central lines, pumps, etc.). Once certified in IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal, re-certification is not necessary as long as the license remains current and does not lapse.

Manual is provided on the first day of class and is included in the tuition.

Contact Education Hours: CEH’s are available for qualified providers.  See FAQs for CE details.

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GMEC’s IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal LVN Certification course meets all CA State requirements for IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certification for LVN’s. Areas of IV therapy and blood withdrawal covered thoroughly in this combined class include: methods for performing IV therapy/blood withdrawal, basic IV review, and advanced theory (maintaining PICC lines, central lines, pumps, etc.). Once certified in IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal, re-certification is not necessary as long as the license remains current and does not lapse.

Our IV Therapy Certification course for LVNs, pursuant to the new policy instated by the California BVNPT, is a self contained three-day course. There is no home study prior to this course and homework is not required or accepted, as per these State regulations. Once certified in IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal, re-certification is not necessary as long as the student’s license remains current and does not lapse.

 

Areas of IV therapy and blood withdrawal covered thoroughly in this combined class include:

♦ Theory content includes, but is not limited to:

– Requirements in the Business and Professions Code, Section 2860.5(b)

– Psychological preparation of the patient

– Universal precautions for infection control

– Blood withdrawal

– Methods

– Skin puncture

– Venipuncture

– Arterial puncture (optional)

– Selection of appropriate method

– Safety measures

– Possible complications

– Basic IV Review

– Advanced Theory (maintaining PICC lines, Central Lines, Pumps, etc.)

– Possible complications

– Preparation of withdrawal sites

♦ Clinical content includes, but is not limited to:

– Preparation of equipment for blood withdrawal

– Safety factors

– Choice of withdrawal site

– Choice of artery (optional)

– Choice of device for blood withdrawal

– Techniques of venipuncture

– Techniques of arterial puncture

– Skin puncture practice:

– Preparation of site

– Preparation of equipment

Contact Education Hours: CEH’s are available for qualified providers.  See FAQs for CE details.

Product Requirements

Course Completion:

  • Please be aware that home study is no longer accepted for any IV Therapy Certification course for LVNs, and certification is only recognized when received from an approved course that adheres to these BVNPT guidelines. Certificates are issued once the licensee has completed the entire course, including all theory and clinical practice /testing.
  • Students must be present on campus throughout the full course to receive a certificate of completion and CEU units. If there is an absence the student will be rescheduled for another class to complete the full class time.
  • Practical testing on fellow students is required on the last day of class that included live sticks. A proxy may be brought in your place if you cannot have a live stick performed on you for any reason.
  • Certificates are issued once the licensee has completed the entire course, including all theory and clinical practice /testing. Once certified, students do not have to renew the certifications as long as your license remains current. Please check the followingLINK to see the BVNPT FAQ website.
  • LVN’s with valid VN #'s will be issued an IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certificate upon successful completion of this course. LVN's with pending numbers or students will receive a temporary certificate of completion that may be shown to current or potential employers as proof of course completion. These students must provide GMEC with a valid VN #. All State paperwork will be sent to the BVNPT by GMEC on student's behalf upon successful course completion. Student will receive the original documents and certificate for their records.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, Genesis students are welcome back to take any or all of this class again at a later date to sharpen and brush up their skill sets, at no cost!

Please note:

  • Manual: Students receive the manual on-site. student may request to have the manual sent prior to the course date for pre-course study and will incur a shipping cost. Please allow one week for shipping since this manual must be obtained prior to course.
  • Equipment Box: Students are issued an equipment box in class and are responsible for the equipment. There is a $20 charge for lost or damaged equipment.
  • Medical release: A medical release from your physician is required if you are pregnant or have any other medical condition that would prevent you from participating in the live testing portion of this course.
  • Daily Expectations: Each day begins at 7:00 a.m. sharp and will run for 12 hours. Any time missed due to lateness must be made up at the end of class to prevent your certified status at a State level being delayed, or if a student misses a significant amount of class time he or she will be rescheduled. The BVNPT will not recognize certification for any student who has not attended the full 36 hours of instruction. This requirement is for safety of the student’s future patients. For more information on state requirements please contact the BVNPT at (916) 263-7800, or by email at BVNPT@dca.ca.gov.
  • This is a long course modeled after common healthcare professional work shifts. GMEC believes that our daily curriculum and break/lunch structure fosters an enriched academic learning environment to effectively retain the knowledge conveyed during those days. We strive to maintain a positive atmosphere that is encouraged by the welcome and constructive contributions of our students and highly qualified instructors.
  • To ensure students feel comfortable during testing, safety issues and possible complications are covered prior to examination. Practical testing on each other is required on the last day of class for LVNs, and is optional for RNs. A proxy may be brought in your place if the student cannot have a live stick performed for whatever reason.
  • Regulations:
    • The state of California requires each LVN student to perform 3 live venipunctures in addition to multiple fingers sticks on each other.
    • Proxy: If you are unable to participate in the live testing portion on the last day of the course (being stuck 3 times for any reason), you MUST bring a proxy to be tested on in your place, or for you to test on directly. A Proxy must be 18 or older and in good health. They will be required to sign a waiver form prior to being stuck.
    • If you cannot be stuck and you do not have access to a proxy, you will not be able to participate in the live stick portion of the course, which will result in non-certification. Please understand this is a State requirement for complete certification.
  • Students must wear closed-toed shoes or they will not be allowed in class.
  • Our primary goal is to provide the highest quality of instruction and education to each of our students, and to help ensure the safety of their future patients.

Reschedule, No Show, and Cancellation and Refund Policies 

It is the students’ responsibility to notify GMEC by email or phone that they cannot make the class.

The Reschedule Policy allows students to reschedule their course one time at no cost or be placed on a To Be Determined roster with a one year limit from the time of original course registration. Rescheduling must be completed at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class. Subsequent rescheduling will incur a $20 processing fee. No refunds are available after rescheduling and the amount paid remains as a credit.

The No Show Policy refers to students who have paid for a course and do not call ahead to reschedule, cancel, or request a refund prior to the class. A student who does not contact GMEC to cancel their course or does not show up for the course will forfeit all fees paid. No Shows do not qualify for a refund or a reschedule. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this policy.

The Cancellation and Refund Policy states that students may cancel a course up to 72 hours prior to the start date. A $20 fee will be charged for the class that was canceled.  Refund requests will be honored when made prior to 72 hours of the course start time. Within 72 hours of course date, any payments made are not refundable. Due to the unique Course Package discount rates, packages are not eligible for full refund. Refunds will be processed within 5 to 7 working days from the time we received the notification of a class will be cancelled. A check will be mailed for the refund.

GMEC strives to ensure every option is explored before rescheduling or cancelling a scheduled class. We do not make the decision to cancel classes lightly and do our best to take every precaution we have available to us to prevent taking such an action. However, should backup instructors be unavailable to teach a scheduled class, advanced notice will always be attempted. Should advanced notice be impossible, in the unlikely case of a cancellation or rescheduling, GMEC will honor each student's credit and will reschedule the class within a reasonable time. GMEC is not responsible for any loss of revenue, wages, hotel or travel expenses, or damages resulting from a canceled or rescheduled class.

Notification process if class is cancelled: Participant will be notified by email as quickly as possible.

To cancel or reschedule please phone us at (714) 577-0187, or email at admin@genesismec.com.

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