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Anyone know of an Online US IV Class

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Specializes in ICU & Emergency Department. Has 2 years experience.

Anyone know of a reputable online US IV course?  Of course practical experience is always needed, just looking to gain some extra knowledge.  Thanks!

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HiddencatBSN, BSN

Specializes in Peds ED. Has 10 years experience.

I’d just look up videos on Youtube. 

Thanks for asking this. I've been curious of the same thing. 

Oh, actually just realized who OP is! I've been commenting on posts so I can get the necessary 15 comments to PM you 😄 I'm in a similar position you were in with choosing a new grad program. About to accept a position at Centennial for PRN nurse extern, but not optimistic about the work environment as a nurse there with no PCTs. Which hospital did you end up choosing, and are you happy there? Also, welcome to east! It's my favorite part of the city and I hope you love it here too. 

bitter_betsy, BSN

Specializes in Emergency / Disaster. Has 2 years experience.

https://theivguy.com

 

I purchased it.  It would have been very helpful for my friend who doesn't work in an ER setting, but for me where I start IVs multiple times per day, I knew most of the information.  For someone who isn't in this setting, it could be useful.  He does offer a $ back guarantee and you get CEUs for the course.

BiscuitStripes, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU & Emergency Department. Has 2 years experience.

17 hours ago, bitter_betsy said:

https://theivguy.com

 

I purchased it.  It would have been very helpful for my friend who doesn't work in an ER setting, but for me where I start IVs multiple times per day, I knew most of the information.  For someone who isn't in this setting, it could be useful.  He does offer a $ back guarantee and you get CEUs for the course.

Thanks for the info, but looking specifically for ultrasound guided IVs...I guess I should have spelled out US as ultrasound haha.

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speedynurse, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in ER, Pre-Op, PACU.

Probably you tube but one thing to think of is that there are different types of US machines. Some are super user friendly and some are much harder to see and maneuver.

AutoRotate, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED. Has 9 years experience.

The Youtube vids are OK for learning the basics behind what the machine does for you and what you're seeing.  What you really need is someone who has a lot of experience with the US to show you their process and lots of practice - not with actually starting them but with using your off hand to manipulate the transducer to see what you need to see.  

BiscuitStripes, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU & Emergency Department. Has 2 years experience.

9 minutes ago, AutoRotate said:

The Youtube vids are OK for learning the basics behind what the machine does for you and what you're seeing.  What you really need is someone who has a lot of experience with the US to show you their process and lots of practice - not with actually starting them but with using your off hand to manipulate the transducer to see what you need to see.  

I actually just did it this week.  My hospital had an access code to online modules through Bard, one of the device manufacturers.  I did that, and watched about an hour of Youtube videos our educator recommended, which actually helped quite a bit.  Then I did numerous supervised sticks this week with the educator and am now signed off to do them on my own!  But yes using the transducer prober is definitely a learning curve, very awkward at first. 

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