ERIC Number: ED353485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Intravenous Therapy Instruction for Licensed Practical Nurses. Instructor's Guide.
Springer, Pam; Carey, Jean
This Idaho instructor's guide lists tasks and enabling objectives, outlines instruction, and provides handout masters, overhead masters, and tests for intravenous therapy (IV) instruction for licensed practical nurses. Following an introduction and a list of criteria for successful completion of IV therapy courses, the document lists tasks and associated enabling objectives for IV therapy. Next, part I covers instruction for essential responsibilities in intravenous therapy, designed to teach the student to do the following: (1) describe the principles, purposes, and types of IV therapy; (2) administer intravenous solutions, medications, and blood or blood products; (3) provide care of patients receiving IV therapy; (4) provide care of IV therapy equipment; and (5) describe general precautions in administering IV therapy. An appendix contains checklists, a test, and answer key. Part II covers the following: (1) initiating, maintaining, and monitoring intravenous infusions; and (2) monitoring and maintaining central venous lines. Among the skills taught by the first section of part 2 are to prepare the patient for the IV infusion and to perform venipuncture and initiate the intravenous infusion. Among the skills taught by the second section of part 2 are to perform selected IV therapy functions for the stable patient with IV lines and to administer peripheral and/or central line parenteral nutrition and lipids. An appendix contains course equipment and supplies list, checklists, test, answer key, and course requirements for IV therapy for licensed practical nurses. (CML)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Idaho; Intravenous Therapy