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I.V. Cert. Question

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Gingerbell has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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For those of you who have their additional I.V. certifications, how long did it take for it to show up on your online license verification? I am aware that it wont be on my actual license card until I renew it the next time, but I'm more worried about the online verification as my new employer keeps looking for it. It has been 3 months since the class and the BVNPT still has no record of it. I have a copy of the certificate the instructor gave me, but the BVNPT says that it must come from the provider. I have also left multiple messages with the instructor with no return call.

Soooo, how long did it take for anyone else's I.V. cert to show up and any suggestions for me at this point?

~GB

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I live in Texas, and our IV certification is not attached to our licenses in this state. We are expected to simply provide our employer with a copy of our IV certificate, because it will never be displayed online.

I know that when I lived in California, the LVNs who were IV-certified had this information show up online during license verification. It said something similar to, "Licensee is certified in intravenous therapy."

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Gingerbell has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I live in Texas, and our IV certification is not attached to our licenses in this state. We are expected to simply provide our employer with a copy of our IV certificate, because it will never be displayed online.

I know that when I lived in California, the LVNs who were IV-certified had this information show up online during license verification.

Yea, Im in CA. It would be nice if I could just show my employer my own certificate. I hate depending on someone else for my business to get done, especially when a ball gets dropped!

So any good job openings in TX, haha, jk. Couldnt afford to move even if I wanted to! lol.

~GB

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txspadequeenRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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i don't know about that . i hear that rent/mortgage is crazy in ca you could probably take one months rent and have enough to move , get an apartment then eat for the rest of the month.

so any good job openings in tx, haha, jk. couldnt afford to move even if i wanted to! lol.

~gb

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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I would like to know that myself. I got certified through my job last year, have my certificate, but, don't know where to search to find out if it was a 'legitimate' certification or not.

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I would think that your board would tell you whether or not your certification is valid or not. I think I saw where one state (Colorado) has a page that lists the approved providers of the IV cert course.

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Predaking has 4 years experience.

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Mine showed up quick here in California.

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According to my instructor, LPN's are going to have to start doing IV's by fall 2007 courses. It won't be necessary to have an additional certification, or to wait a year to get it.

Unfortunately, we don't have time to add it to our class schedules, so I'll have to hope that my first employer will teach me about IV's.

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Predaking has 4 years experience.

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According to my instructor, LPN's are going to have to start doing IV's by fall 2007 courses. It won't be necessary to have an additional certification, or to wait a year to get it.

Unfortunately, we don't have time to add it to our class schedules, so I'll have to hope that my first employer will teach me about IV's.

Here's some tips for inserting IV's:

I know most nurses will insert IVs anywhere a vein is available, but if the patient is alert (and is not going to move his/her arm alot), I'd insert the IV in the antecubital area because the vein there is huge. I almost never miss there. No wonder phlebotomist love poking that part of the arm. Again, if the patient is confused or demented, don't insert an IV in the antecubital area, it will be dislodged before you leave the patient room.:trout:

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