VIVO-IV Therapy Course
The VIVO IV Therapy course is designed to prepare qualified Nurses/Paramedic to perform the expanded role of IV therapy as outlined in the Nursing Practice Law, Rules and Regulations.
The clinical portion of this course is designed to develop proficiency in IV therapy according to the scope of practice
EMS Personnel, ANM, GNM, B.Sc. Nursing and Physicians.
Goals and Objectives
At the completion this course, the participant shall be able to:
Legal implications of IV therapy
Identify and locate peripheral veins and its importance
Identify IV equipment used in administering IV solutions; criteria for use, and list precautions and complications of each
Nursing care of the patient with an IV infusion
Fluid and electrolyte balance in relation to IV therapy
Classifications of IV fluids
Aseptic technique in IV therapy
Compare and contrast the complications of IV infusions, their prevention, and nursing interventions
Apply correct principles for administering IV antibiotics and calculating drug doses
Legal Aspects and Practice of Iv Therapy
Review of Anatomy and Physiology
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Equipment and Procedures in Iv Therapy
Complications, Prevention, and Nursing Interventions
Hands on skill stations include
Correctly initiate peripheral IV therapy
Correctly calculate prescribed IV infusion rate.
Provide ongoing care to the IV site.
Maintain patency of peripheral IV therapy lines using a flush solution
Observe and report patient responses to IV therapy.
Report, record and properly respond to complications or contraindications of IV therapy
Discontinue peripheral IV therapy.
Participants will learn through
Audio visual aids
Case based scenarios
Practice on manikins, stretchers and spinal motion restrictions devices