Seminars for Infusion Skills?

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    Has anyone attended a seminar for infusion skills?

    I recently received info about an upcoming seminar. I would have to pay out of pocket for the seminar, travel out of state, and hotel. If I was sure it would be worth my while I would jump at the opportunity but don't want to waste my time and money.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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    Who is giving it? and what are the topics and what is your current position and skill level????
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    I am a relatively new grad ( 6 months) working in Med/Surg. My IV skills leave ALOT to be desired. The seminar is being presented by Gannett through Nurse Spectrum. The agenda is8:00 AM Venous Anatomy 8:30 AM Vein Location Cephalic Veins Basilic Veins 9:00 AM Vein Identification Vein Assessment Practicum on Partners Palpation Techniques Visualization Techniques 9:30 AM Superficial Arteries/Nerves of the Forearm 10:00 AM BREAK 10:15 AM Criteria for Vein Selection 11:00 AM Selecting Peripheral Access Device & Gauge 11:15 AM Complications of Intravenous Therapy Infiltration Phlebitis Extravasation 12:15 PM LUNCH (On your Own)1:15 PM Legal Aspects Malpractice Insurance Documentation 2:00 PM Insertion Procedure on Models 3:45 PM BREAK 4:00 PM Individualized Skill Validation 5:30 PM Award of Certificate Any info would be GREATLY appreciated!
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    Qaqueen, since you're a recent graduate, your nursing school might have some resources that wouldn't require you to go to considerable expense for this seminar. At my nursing school they had mannequin arms with real "veins" with red dye in them, and you could practice starting IVs and actually see "blood return" if you were in the right place. I'd probably check this out first. Otherwise, it's really just practice that makes you better. You might do like I did and find an older coworker who is good at IV starts and ask her for advice on technique.

    amy
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    You might try your Hospital education they might host one. There is also perivascular that has classes at different locations. If your hospital has an IV team you might go with them for a day or two till you get the hang of it. The class has valuable information that would help greatly to become proficient in IV therapy and complications that may impact your nursing profession. Hope this helps
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    Quote from amyrae76
    Qaqueen, since you're a recent graduate, your nursing school might have some resources that wouldn't require you to go to considerable expense for this seminar. At my nursing school they had mannequin arms with real "veins" with red dye in them, and you could practice starting IVs and actually see "blood return" if you were in the right place. I'd probably check this out first. Otherwise, it's really just practice that makes you better. You might do like I did and find an older coworker who is good at IV starts and ask her for advice on technique.

    amy
    My nursing school doesn't have this kind of set-up.
    Quote from Madam PICC
    You might try your Hospital education they might host one. There is also perivascular that has classes at different locations. If your hospital has an IV team you might go with them for a day or two till you get the hang of it. The class has valuable information that would help greatly to become proficient in IV therapy and complications that may impact your nursing profession. Hope this helps
    I also need IV certification to make myself marketable (most jobs posted are listing it as a requirement). I talked with the RN recruiter at the hospital, and she said they do not offer IV certification classes. Most RN's have already been trained, but due to some recent changes, they have stopped training. You either have it already, you find it on your own if you want it, or you do without.
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    qaqueen,
    Dont know what your location is but if you are in new jersey,new york or pa PM me. I have info. for you


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