The Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (P.I.C.C) course offers guidelines for safe Intravenous therapy management via P.I.C.C. lines. Healthcare workers will learn patient care for Intravenous therapy using P.I.C.C, including line care, medication/fluid administration, flushing catheters, dressing changes, and managing complications, including PICC removal. The course covers IV therapy aspects such as common IV terminology, complications, various IV equipment (tubing, pumps, Dial-a-flow), and administering IV solutions, medications, parenteral nutrition, and blood transfusions. It also addresses the legal aspects of IV therapy, infection control, and scope of practice. Objectives / Goals At the conclusion of this course, the healthcare practitioner will be able to: Describe legal aspects/standards of Intravenous therapy administration. Define medical terms that relate to intravenous therapy. Discuss indications for Intravenous therapy via P.I.C.C. Discuss the effects of various intravenous fluids on the body. Describe various infusion methods that are available. Describe how to care for a patient receiving I.V. Therapy via the P.IC.C. Describe different I.V. therapies such as chemotherapy, blood transfusions and Parenteral nutrition. Describe the procedures for managing the PICC central venous catheter lines. Recognize when an adverse reaction
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