At California Career College, we provide our students with innovative training that sets them up for success in local hospitals and long term care facilities – ensuring they are equipped with the practical skills they need for success in the job market. Our students have received invaluable instruction in our Licensed Vocational Nursing program as well as our IV therapy nursing certification.
IV refers to intravenous therapy – the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. In fact, Intravenous therapy may be used to correct electrolyte imbalances, deliver medications for blood transfusion, fluid replacement and chemotherapy, among other issues.
IV use is very common in medical facilities, yet it is still very important to be watchful and vigilant when dealing with a patient who is receiving the treatment. An IV therapy nurse should continuously monitor the patient, document their findings and change the dressing, tubing and bottles as frequently as possible.
Potential Complications that May Arise in IV Therapy:
Infiltration – when the IV slips out of the vein and begins to deposit solution into the tissue, potentially leading to pain for the patient.
Phlebitis – Inflammation of the vein
Fluid Overload – Occurs when patients receive too much fluid at once
Air Embolism – Occurs when air gets introduced into the circulatory system.
With so many potential issues that might arise while providing IV therapy to a patient, it is clear that an IV nurse must be well-equipped with essential medical knowledge and skill. However, the truth is that knowledge and skills in regards to intravenous therapy can vary greatly among aspiring healthcare professionals. Further still, the gap between actual IV knowledge and skills and what is expected of healthcare employers can be extremely wide, often due to a lack of educational experiences and lack of access to effective IV therapy nursing programs.
Fortunately, aspiring medical professionals in Southern California can benefit from the instructors, programs and state-of-the-art technology provided at California Career College. Here, students from a variety of foreign countries and educational backgrounds enjoy a curriculum that is focused exclusively on the Vocational Nursing Program.
In the coming years, the market for nursing and healthcare professionals is only expected to grow, as older generations begin to enter their senior years. However, in order to get ahead in this exciting field, it's important to receive necessary training from one of the truly top notch LVN schools in Los Angeles. California Career College offers training to graduate vocational nurses in various techniques of IV insertion. Over the course of a 30-hour program, we provide instruction in venipuncture, patient safety, types of IV fluids, legal implications, and even infection control. The wide breadth of knowledge and skill that comes as a result of the hands-on experience provided at the school allows an aspiring IV nurse to stand ahead of the pack when it comes to hiring for a variety of healthcare positions.
At California Career College, we're proud to provide admission to LVN programs in Los Angeles CA regardless of age, sex, race, religion or cultural background. An IV nurse who completes the IV therapy certification program at our school is given the opportunity to play an essential role in IV care for patients, so don't hesitate to contact us today for information on how to apply for our upcoming courses in IV therapy training for nurses.