Class Information for IV Blood Workshop
This one day workshop provides information on intravenous therapy, venipuncture, venous access devices (VADs), a review of lab processing, and blood administration. 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 participants to review materials. Participants will receive an email to their NIH e-mail 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