This course is designed to prepare the Registered and Licensed Practical Nurse (RN/LPN) to initiate and maintain peripheral intravenous infusions. Through a combination of theory instruction and lab practice, students will develop their skills in IV insertion and maintenance, learn how to minimize patient discomfort and complications and increase insertion success rates. Students will gain knowledge in locating sites, selecting equipment, insertion, adjusting flow rates, identifying complications, and selecting interventions for the adult patient receiving IV therapy. After successful completion of this course, the participant will develop proficiency in this skill with clinical experience in their health care facility.
Required supplies: Students must purchase the required Student IV Therapy Kit ($88) from the VCC Broadway Bookstore prior to the class, as the Bookstore is not open on Saturdays. Please call the Bookstore directly for store hours (604.871.7000 ext. 5033)
Course code: HLTH 1403
Length: 7 hours
PrerequisitesCurrent BC RN/RPN/LPN Licensure
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.