CA LVNs.Where did u get ur IV cert? - page 2
I'm newly licensed and looking for an IV cert course in or around LA that has classes on the weekends. Any suggestions?:lol2:... Read More
- 0Aug 19, '11 by deemoneeQuote from BeautifulDoeLVNSame here, I took my IV certification in may, submission at the end of may, and it has not yet posted online.I completed my IV/ blood Withdrawal in early June provider told me to contact them if it had not posted to the BVNPT by end of July it's going on 7 weeks and still not posted
The BVNPT is a mess. There is a contact person at the board who is solely responsible for the IV certification paperwork.
So I guess I'm not alone in this delay.
- 0Aug 19, '11 by Karl FarmerCA has an option of being certified by an MD or RN, they have a form on the webiste to complete- if you have experience, you may be able to bypass a class, and have someone certify you quickly. I did mine in FL, one 8 hour class, included accessing, flushing and caring for ports, flushing and med administration and dressings for midline and central lines, removal of midlines, and insertion and removal of peripheral lines. After than an RN had to watch two peripheral line insertions, sign me off, then done. After that I decided no thanks to being a FL LPN- with 30 patients, 20 had IVs at any given time, with meds/dressings/admits/deaths/falls, feeding tubes, etc- I decided I didn't sign up for that. I still feel it's far beyong the scope of LPN to do anything but monitor an IV site, even though I was in plamsa collection even before LPN school, so I was proficient. And we aren't paid for that type of responsibility, either.