IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification

IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification

Program Eligibility:

  1. LVN license or RN license or license that allows IV insertion or Successful completion of an approved vocational nursing or registered Nursing Program or equivalent.
  2. High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required, Foreign diplomas accepted if equivalent to U.S.
  3. Speak, Read, and Write English (Evaluation of English proficiency will be required for non-native English speakers).
  4. Register Online and Pay Tuition.

Course Objectives:

  1. To Provide 27 hours of Course Theory
  2. To Provide 9 hours of Clinical Experience
  3. Complete 3 individually Supervised successful venipunctures.
  4. Complete 3 individually Supervised skin punctures (capillary blood withdrawal)
  5. Successfully pass Written Exam with a Score of 80% or higher
  6. Obtain Certification in IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal

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*If student cancels there is a $100 non refundable fee.

The cost you pay will also include:

$695 – Class (This includes the $100 non refundable fee for student cancellation)

$20 Service Fee

$20 Licensing Fee (Rx HealthCare will hand deliver your IV/BW Certification directly to the Board of Vocational Nursing. The BVNPT charges a onetime Processing fee)


  • Day 1 – Day 4, 8:00am-5:30pm


Students are required to attend all scheduled class/clinical sessions. Students will be unable to complete the course if they miss a scheduled day.


IV THERAPY CONTENT includes but is not limited to

  • The requirements necessary for a nurse to start and superimpose intravenous fluids;
  • Psychological preparation of the patient;
  • Universal precautions for infection control
    • Indications for intravenous therapy
    • Types of venipuncture devices
    • Types of delivery systems
    • Types of intravenous fluids
    • Preparation and immobilization of the venipuncture site 30
    • Observation of the patient
    • Regulation of the fluid flow
    • Local and systemic reactions
  • Preparation of equipment;
  • Safety factors;
  • Choice of vein;
  • Choice of device for intravenous therapy
  • Techniques of venipuncture

BLOOD WITHDRAWAL CONTENT includes but is not limited to:

  • The requirements necessary for a nurse to perform blood withdrawal;
  • Psychological preparation of the patient;
  • Universal precautions for infection control;
  • Blood withdrawal;
    • Methods of blood withdrawal;
      1. Skin puncture; 2. Venipuncture; and 3. Arterial puncture (optional).
    • Selection of appropriate method;
    • Safety measures;
    • Possible complications;
    • Preparation of withdrawal sites.

Lab experience includes

  • Preparation of equipment for blood withdrawal;
  • Safety factors;
  • Choice of withdrawal site;
  • Choice of artery (optional);
  • Choice of device for blood withdrawal;
  • Techniques of venipuncture;
  • Techniques of arterial puncture (optional);
  • Skin puncture practice includes instruction in:
    • Preparation of site; and
    • Preparation of equipment.
  • Universal precautions for infection control..

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  • Phone 916-485-8200
  • Fax (916) 485-4400
  • Address 4640 Marconi Avenue
    Sacramento CA 95821
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