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  • Objectives
    This program will provide the RN/RPN with in-depth knowledge and skills in all aspects of intravenous therapy. The curriculum involves a self-paced introductory module to review pertinent anatomy and physiology. This is followed by core courses and elective courses which introduce the fundamental concepts of intravenous therapy and related applications. These courses are divided for the RN/RPN based on the College of Nurses' Standards.
  • Entry requirements
    Regitered Nurses
  • Academic Title
    IV Therapy - Registered Nurse Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Course description
    NURS8230      Blood Component Therapy
    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. When is a blood tranfusion indicated? What are the risks associated with tranfusion therapy? This one-day seminar will enable the participants to understand the basic concepts, equipment, complications and nursing care measures associated with patients receiving blood component therapy. This course will be of particilar interest to those whose responsibilites include the administration and monitoring of blood transfusions. This seminar may serve also as a review for Registered Laboratory Technologists.
    Hours: 9
    Credits: 1

    NURS8240     Anatomy And Physiology For Intravenous Therapy

    Description: Admission: Certificate of Registration - RN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. This independent learning course is designed to enable students to review the main components of anatomy and physiology which relate to Intravenous Therapy. This module focuses on normal cellular homeostasis including maintenance of fluid, electrolytes and acid-base balance. These topics as well as the anatomy and physiology of the vascular and renal systems provide the basis for subsequent program courses.
    Hours: 12
    Credits: 1

    NURS8250     Introduction To Intravenous Therapy

    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration RN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. Recommended: Anatomy and Physiology for Intravenous Therapy. Advances in technology have altered and expanded the use of intravenous therapy, both in the hospital and in the community. This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and legal responsibilities of administering IV therapy.
    Hours: 22
    Credits: 2

    NURS8260     Total Parenteral Nutrition

    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. This course presents the principles of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) and the general guidelines for nursing practice. Both the central and peripheral methods of parenteral nutrition are discussed including risk management and quality assurance as they are applied to hospital and home care situations.
    Hours: 10
    Credits: 1
    Pre-Requisites: NURS8250

    NURS8265     Central Venous Lines
    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. Insertion and use of central venous lines as a specific application for Intravenous Therapy presents unique responsibilities for Health Care Professionals. Understanding of these responsibilities is developed in this course through a practical approach which describes insertion and care of these lines and the accompanying risks and complications.
    Hours: 6
    Credits: 1

    NURS8270     Intravenous Drugs
    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. Intravenous Therapy is a common route of medication administration. In this course, the principles of chemical compatability, the preparation, administration, and responsibilities in administering intravenous drugs are presented. High standards of mathematical calculations are expected.
    Hours: 18
    Credits: 1
    Pre-Requisites: NURS8250

    NURS8325     Field Experience (Intravenous Therapy) For Registered Nurses

    Description: Admission: Certificate of Registration - RN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. Student must be registered in the Intravenous Therapy Program. A Health History Form must be completed prior to beginning the clinical experience. All theory courses must be completed. Eight hours in a clinical setting observing an Intravenous Therapy Team in action is required to complete the Intravenous Therapy Program. Students please contact program manager prior to setting up observation day.
    Hours: 8
    Credits: 0
    Pre-Requisites: NURS8230, NURS8260, NURS8265, NURS8270

          Electives: Program Option     
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 18 Hours

    Elective Courses:

    NURS8275     Paediatric Intravenous Therapy

    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN/RPN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. The impact of Intravenous Therapy on both neonates and older children requires specialized knowledge and skills. This course reviews the unique requirements of monitoring these vulnerable clients including discussion of equipment, procedures and techniques. Nursing responsibilities will be analyzed.
    Hours: 12
    Credits: 1

    NURS8290     Chemotherapy

    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN/RPN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. Cytotoxic drugs are recognized as primary treatment for malignant disease. Knowledge of the treatment goals, modes of action of chemotherapeutic agents, principles of tumour growth and cell kill, and administration protocol are all essential for the safe and effective use of these drugs.
    Hours: 12
    Credits: 1

    NURS8295     Patient Controlled Analgesia
    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration RN/RPN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. This seminar is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of the rationale and use of the patient-controlled analgesia. The success of the system depends on competent nursing assessment of pain, client selection, monitoring for safe and effective use of the device and client/family teaching. These topics will be discussed and the neurophysiology of pain will be reviewed in this seminar.
    Hours: 6
    Credits: 1

    NURS8310     Starting Intravenous Lines
    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN/RPN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. This course may not provide sufficient clinical preparation to meet the requirements of all agencies. This workshop involves guidelines for vein selection, a review of venipuncture devices, infection control and some practical experience in insertion techniques. Both pre and post insertion client teaching will be reviewed as well as the minimal documentation which is required to accompany this skill.
    Hours: 8
    Credits: 1

    NURS8320     Home Intravenous Therapy
    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration RN/RPN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. This course targets the practitioner who deals with IV Therapy in the home. The rationale, care of, indications and health teaching of various types of IV Therapy will be emphasized. The topics will include hydration, chemotherapy, pain management, and drug therapy.
    Hours: 9
    Credits: 1

    NURS8330     Arterial Lines
    Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN/RPN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. Note: This course can be used as an elective in the Intravenous Therapy, Cardiac Care or Critical Care Certificate Programs. Arterial lines are commonplace in the acute care setting. They are becoming more common on Stepdown and medical/surgical units. RN's working in these areas will be interested in this course.
    Hours: 8
    Credits: 1

    NURS8485     Skills Update: Venipuncture
    Description: Admission: Certificate of Registration - RN/RPN and other allied health professionals with the permission of the co-ordinator. Recommended: RPNs only - must have taken Aseptic Procedures within their training. This seminar is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of venipuncture. Anatomy and physiology specific to the skill will be reviewed as will injection control. Client preparation equipment, documentation and critical elements of the procedure will be discussed. Lab time will be provided to allow for practical experience.
    Hours: 6
    Credits: 1

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