Nev. Admin. Code § 632.475 - Subjects and hours required for course on intravenous therapy; evidence of maintenance or improvement of knowledge and skills

Current through March 28, 2022

1. The course must include the following subjects:
(a) The current regulation concerning licensed practical nurses and intravenous therapy;
(b) The anatomy, physiology and physics related to intravenous therapy;
(c) Identifying the purposes of intravenous therapy;
(d) Identifying the major routes for fluid replacement;
(e) Locating and naming the common intravenous sites;
(f) Identifying the types of fluids used in intravenous therapy;
(g) Preparing patients for intravenous therapy;
(h) Administering intravenous therapy, including:
(1) Setting up equipment for intravenous therapy;
(2) Inserting devices that act like needles in the periphery;
(3) Inserting tubing into bottles of additives;
(4) Calculating drops per minute;
(5) Regulating intravenous flow according to calculation;
(6) Using electronic regulating mechanisms;
(7) Superimposing and piggybacking containers of solutions;
(8) Discontinuing peripheral intravenous devices that act like needles; and
(9) Recording intravenous therapy;
(i) Identifying possible complications from intravenous therapy;
(j) The management of intravenous therapy;
(k) The pharmacology of medications and solutions used in intravenous therapy;
(l) The appropriate technique for changing a sterile dressing on a peripheral and central venous site; and
(m) Flushing and drawing blood from a peripherally inserted central catheter.
2. The course must include at least 30 hours of instruction and 10 hours of clinical or laboratory practice. The clinical or laboratory practice must include three successful venipunctures on live subjects or through the use of a simulator.
3. A licensed practical nurse shall provide evidence of the maintenance or improvement of his or her knowledge and skills required to perform venipuncture and intravenous therapy to his or her employer or the Board, or both, upon request.


Nev. Admin. Code § 632.475
Bd. of Nursing, §V subsec. E pars. 3 & 6, eff. 8-21-81-NAC A 3-26-90; 1-24-92; R112-11, 2-15-2012; A by R091-15, eff. 4/4/2016

NRS 632.120

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