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2022-2023 Catalog 
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NURSE 114 - Intravenous Therapy

Credits: 2
Presents all the core skills needed for the novice nursing student to become familiar with intravenous therapy. Instruction includes review of Legal considerations, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance, Fluid Administration, Blood Products, Total Parenteral Nutrition, and IV Medication Administration. Students completing the course will be eligible for IV certification.

Enrollment Requirement: NURSE 105  and 106  with grades of 2.5 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 109 ; and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $200.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of practice for nurses initiating IV therapy.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and pathophysiologic reasoning for parenteral fluid administration including blood products, total parenteral nutrition, and medications.
  3. Identify infusion related complications, their causes, and appropriate treatment.
  4. Apply and implement strategies to prevent infection related to infusion therapy.
  5. Demonstrate accurate calculation of IV infusion rates.
  6. Demonstrate accurate documentation related to infusion therapy.

Program Outcomes
  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, innovative client-centered nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan.
  2. Engage in clinical judgment that integrates evidence, nursing, physical and psychosocial sciences, to ensure healthcare quality and safety, and make client/relationship centered care decisions within the scope of practice of the practical nurse.
  3. Integrate quality improvement activities and advocacy skills to enhance client care.
  4. Utilize information technology and supportive resources to improve client care processes within the healthcare system.
  5. Incorporate legal and ethical guidelines within the scope of practice of a practical nurse to enhance client care and professional development.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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