3 credit hours
0.0 ceu hours
Provides the students with the practices of intravenous therapy (IVT) in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Students are given an overview of IVT theory, techniques for insertion, monitoring, and care and maintenance of external, peripheral intravenous lines. Additional topics include care and maintenance of venous access devices, such as midline peripheral catheters, central venous catheters, and internal ports. Other topics include types and purpose of IVT, mechanical and infusion pumps including patient-controlled analgesia, calculation procedures, administration sets, types of fluids related to specific condition and expected outcome, and discontinuation. This course focuses on application and understanding, as well as presenting real-life situations that can occur during IV therapy, and their necessary solutions. Lab fee $50. Prerequisites: MDA 110, MDA 111, MDA 113, RXN 211.
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