Peripheral IV placement is the most frequently performed invasive medical procedure, worldwide. After completion of our online didactic lecture and quiz, your nurses are ready for skills lab. Without the “Return Demonstration” competency signed by an experienced in-person instructor, the student taking the course has no basis to proceed to practice PIV insertion on a live patient. If anything goes wrong the question is who provided the training? Was the instructor competent and experienced? When learning the important fine-motor skills of vein identification and IV insertion, it is essential to have an experienced instructor provide the final hands-on training. Our expert IV instructors can come and meet you at your facility.
"Skills lab days" can be scheduled on our online skills-lab scheduler. IV National is the only IV education company in the country that provides this "at-you-door" service. Our instructors will work with your nurses to teach them the best and CORRECT techniques for PIV placement and ensure correct return demonstration prior to check-list sign off. We follow INS, AVA & CDC guidelines.
Check out our pricing, for the quality of service and superior product you are receiving, our pricing will be impossible to beat.
With a proprietary and customizable, software application, IV National's courses can be viewed online from any connected device. Students can log in and out at will with the course continuing from the most recently viewed slide.
Recent research provided eye-opening facts about the current status of PIV insertion skills in the USA.
53% of first stick attempts will fail
Up to 90% of patients receive IV therapy
Failed PIVC access drives up to 43% of PICC usage
Foundational education focused on the insertion and care of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) is inconsistent and deficient.,
Peripheral vascular access is the most common invasive procedure performed in healthcare.
Approx 380 million PIVCs are sold in the United States annually.
Up to 63% of IVs fail before completion of IV therapy.
Thus, better skilled staff will prevent wastage of supplies and prevent delay of care and poor quality of care that may lead to deterioration in patients' condition and thus increase length and costs of treatment. Overall, the above findings make a very compelling case for increased investment in timely, expert vascular access assistance in your facility along with IV education & Hands-on skills training. IV National excels in providing both.
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You read that correctly. Whether your faciltiy is in Hawaii, Cincinnati, Seattle, Miami or Denver, we can service your facility and your IV training needs.
In a world where every little bit costs more, we're happy to provide an unlimited option, where your facility can get unlimited access to our courses for as many nurses as your facility needs.