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Intravenous (IV) Therapy and Blood Draw


If you are a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) or vocational nursing (VN) graduate seeking to expand your skill set, the Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal course at Brightwood College could help you acquire the knowledge and technical skills needed to safely set up and maintain intravenous therapies and blood withdrawal in a clinical setting.*

Intravenous (IV) Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course Description

Course work consists of both lecture hours and hands-on clinical work.

Lecture topics include:

  • Psychological preparation of the patient
  • Universal precautions for infection control
  • Indications and clinical implications for intravenous and blood withdrawal

Clinical topics include:

  • Preparation of intravenous equipment
  • Administration of IV medication
  • Blood withdrawal
  • How to safely choose the correct vein
  • Skin puncture
  • Infection control

In addition, each student must complete a minimum of three individually supervised successful venipunctures and three individually supervised skin punctures on live human subjects.

Course Outcomes

The intravenous therapy and blood draw course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate of completion from Brightwood College.

Admission for Continuing Education Courses

Please review the Admission Information > Applicants for Short Courses section of the course catalog for your chosen campus for details about enrolling in continuing education courses (short courses) at Brightwood College.

Refund Policy

Information about the refund policy can be found under the Financial Information section of your campus course catalog

Note: This is a non-credit-bearing course. Students must not assume that this course will be accepted for transfer credit at another institution. This course does not qualify for Title IV federal financial aid funds. The institution does not offer job placement assistance for short courses; finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student.

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