Class Information for IV Blood Workshop
This one day workshop provides information on intravenous therapy, venipuncture, venous access devices (VADs), and blood administration, as well as opportunity for some hands-on skills practice. Prior to attendance, the participant prepares by completing the required CRN or PCT Pre-Workshop Activity. This course is now taking place in a blended format due to COVID-19 precautions. Didactic is self paced via the Absorb LMS. The course will be open for 1 week for participant review of materials. Participants will receive an email the Friday before the class is scheduled with information on how to access the course in Absorb. After review of online materials, participants should follow up with their clinical educators or preceptors for completion of hands-on skills.
Prior to attendance, the participant is required to complete the Pre-Workshop Activity. Information, along with the CRN or PCT Pre-Study Worksheet, is accessible on the Nursing Intranet IV/Blood Workshop website: http://intranet.cc.nih.gov/nursing/training/IV_Blood/IV_Blood_Therapy.html
Clinical research nurses who are drawing blood, caring for venous access devices, or administering blood products. • Patient care technicians who are drawing blood.
Following attendance of the IV/Blood Workshop, the participant will be able to: • Describe the rationale for vein selection and site preparation for a venipuncture, to obtain blood. specimens, initiate intravenous therapy or start a saline lock • Identify resources to assist with the blood collection and transmittal process. • Differentiate between the various types of equipment used to obtain blood specimens and initiate intravenous therapy or a saline lock. • Describe the nursing management of a patient receiving intravenous therapy. • Differentiate between the types and locations of central venous access devices. • Describe the nursing management for intravenous therapy complications. • Describe the indications for transfusing whole blood, packed red blood cells, plasma, and cryoprecipitate. • Describe the nursing management of the patient receiving blood components. • Identify the steps for administration of blood components. • Compare and contrast acute and delayed transfusion reactions. • Describe the nursing management of an acute and delayed transfusion reaction.
Completion of pre-workshop activities: Prior to attendance, the participant is required to complete the Pre-Workshop Activity. Information, along with the CRN or PCT Pre-Study Worksheet, is accessible on the Nursing Intranet IV/Blood Workshop website: http://intranet.cc.nih.gov/nursing/training/IV_Blood/IV_Blood_Therapy.html