A basic intravenous therapy class for all licensed practical nurses will be held at Casper College on June 13 and 14, 2015.

The Wyoming State Board of Nursing requires all LPNs licensed in the state of Wyoming to recertify every two years.

Davina Drazick nurse educator said,

“Basic Intravenous Therapy’ has been developed utilizing a Wyoming State Board of Nursing approved curriculum and will keep nurses up to date on the latest trends,”

The two-day class will cover topics such as anatomy and physiology; fluids and electrolytes; starting, maintaining, and discontinuing IV therapy; calculation of flow rates; complications of IV therapy; pharmacology; infection prevention; practice IV placement, priming tubing, advantage bags, calculations; and much more.

The class is limited to 15 participants and proof of licensure is required to be admitted.

“All participants will have completed the course after attending two days of class, passing a final exam with a score of at least 80 percent, participating in 16 hours of clinical time, and successfully starting three IVs in the clinical setting,”

The cost to attend the two-day training is $340 per person, which also includes the textbook, “IV Therapy Made Incredibly Easy". Thanks to the H-1B Wyoming Health Care Solutions Grant, they are also able to offer grant funding for this class to the long-term unemployed, veterans, and underemployed.

To register or for more information contact Ann Dalton, workforce training specialist, at Casper College at 307-268-2085, adalton@caspercollege.edu, or caspercollege.edu/ceu.