How to Insert an IV

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About this course

This course is designed to help the student increase his or her knowledge concerning IV insertion, maintenance and care, as well as IV medication use and administration. The student will be able to demonstrate basic venipuncture skills and peripheral IV insertions and the understanding of significant risks and side effects of giving IV fluids and medications.


  • Safely perform procedures relating to intravenous therapy


What you will learn

  • Safely perform procedures relating to intravenous therapy

Course Curriculum

Preparing to start

  • Preparing to Start an IV
  • Preparing to start
  • Choosing an IV gauge
  • Choosing an IV gauge
  • Accessing the Vein

Accessing the vein

Maintaining the IV

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