ERIC Number: ED202531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Health Instruction Packages: Venipuncture and Intravenous Therapy.
Gray, P. Allen, Jr.; And Others
Text, illustrations, and exercises are utilized in these five learning modules to instruct nursing students in techniques for initiating intravenous (I.V.) therapy. The first module, "Selection of a Venipuncture Site: Arm" by P. Allen Gray, Jr., describes the utilization of a tourniquet in locating filled veins in the arm. The second module, "Selecting a Needle and Venipuncture Site for Intravenous Therapy" by Carolyn Jane Mueller, discusses the appropriate use of scalp vein needles and catheters, and examines the selection and preparation of an injection site. The third module, "Starting an I.V." by Betty L. Temples, reviews the selection of an insertion site, factors in choosing proper needle and vessel sizes, and the correct positioning of the needle vis-a-vis the vein. The fourth module, "Techniques in Starting Intravenous Therapy" by J. Sue Beldin, describes equipment and needles used in I.V. therapy, the emotional and physical preparation of the patient, steps in securing the I.V. needle and tube, and follow-up procedures. The fifth module, "Calculating the Rate of Flow of Intravenous Fluids" by Cynthia A. Hulse, requires the student to solve problems requiring the use of relevant formulas. Each of the modules describes and illustrates procedures, provides reinforcement exercises, and concludes with a post-test. The time required to complete the modules ranges from 20 to 60 minutes. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.