IV Therapy for the Medical Assistant
Please note prices are subject to change.
This course will prepare the medical assistant to initiate, monitor and discontinue fluids under the direct supervision of the physician.
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
" Know terminology associated with IV Infusion
" Understand the physiology of fluids in the body
" Differentiate between the different types of solutions used in IV therapy and identify there use in the body
" Recognize complications and hazards of IV Infusion
" Explain Procedure To the patient
" Select appropriate equipment to initiate IV
" Demonstrate appropriate techniques for performing venipuncture and skin puncture.
" Safely secure venipuncture device
" Adjust flow to specified rate
" Maintain aseptic technique throughout all procedures
" Discontinue an IV
I. History Of IV Therapy
II. Reasons For Initiating IV Therapy In The Ambulatory Care Setting
III. Anatomy and Physiology Of IV Therapy
IV. Complications and Hazards of IV Therapy
VI. Calculating Infusion Rates
VIII. Vein Selection
IX. Priming the IV Set
XI. Initiating an IV
XII. Maintaining Asepsis
XIII. Discontinuing An IV
Required Textbook may be purchased from the GTC Bookstore. Introduction to Intravenous Therapy for Health Professionals. Authors: Eugenia M. Fulcher and Margaret S. Frazier. ISBN 978-1-4160-3399-8 Cost $58 (Cost is subject to change)
This course will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 PM between March 7 to March 23 for a total of 6 sessions.
Student must be a certified or registered medical assistant in order to register and attend the class. Please bring proof of certification or registration with you to the first class or email a copy of these documents to Mandy.Lowery@gvltec.edu.
Payment plans are not offered for this Medical Assistant course.
Fee - 10% Discount offered to any employer that registers 2 or more employees.
There are still openings remaining at this time.