IV certification, anyone?

  1. I'm a long time Las Vegas Resident, recently forced to move to Washington state (military), where I obtained my LPN. Now I'm coming back, and excited as ever. I've been doing lots of job searches and everywhere I look, LPNs need to have IV certification (this is not common in WA). Now I'm at a loss of where to get the Cert., nothing posted anywhere online. ANY info would help.
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  3. by   nubins397
    Quote from Kadelia
    I'm a long time Las Vegas Resident, recently forced to move to Washington state (military), where I obtained my LPN. Now I'm coming back, and excited as ever. I've been doing lots of job searches and everywhere I look, LPNs need to have IV certification (this is not common in WA). Now I'm at a loss of where to get the Cert., nothing posted anywhere online. ANY info would help.
    check at a techical school or any local hopital.
  4. by   barefootlady
    When I went to LPN school only basic IV site care/dressings were taught. It was left up to the facility to teach to new nurses, LPN or RN, to stick for IV's. I understand it is still that way in lots of places. Have you talked with any specific facility about training you for IV's? You spend a few hours in a class, practice on dummy arms, go around with the nurse for a few hours, and then you have to do 10 sticks here. They gave us 10 days to finish all of ours. I did mine in 3 days, I told every nurse on the floor to call me for an IV stick if it was going to be fairly easy, they did and I was done quickly. It does take a little while to learn some tricks, but you will do fine.
  5. by   payo
    In california, i went to the pharmacy of the facility. pharmacies here have lots of educational programs. maybe try that route.

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