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Angela Williams
Staff training for IV starts

I am looking for a easy, low cost training module for training nurses to start Iv's. We need to have our staff less dependent on us for basic sticking as we can barely keep up with central line issues, PICC insertions , troubleshooting etc. Their will be consequences for all bedside staff sticking, but 3 of us can no longer keep up with the time-expectations. RN's will use the module as welll as LPN's. We finally have an educator in place and I told her I'd look for something to assist her with this giant undertaking. All comments appreciated.


vera lynne philson
BD has a nice handout,"On
BD has a nice handout,"On the Road to Successful IV Starts" by Lynn C. Hadaway,RN,C, CRNI,MEd, & Doris A. Millam, RN,MS. It covers vein selection, things to avoid, selecting a cannula, etc. We use it in our IV class for new hires. Vera Philson,CRNI
Alma Kooistra
Would I need to connect with

Would I need to connect with a rep to get a copy of that handout or is it available elsewhere?


vera lynne philson
We get ours from a rep. It
We get ours from a rep. It was also printed in Nursing '05 magazine.Vera
My company offers an online
My company offers an online continuing education course and we can provide volume discounts along with assigning an educator to follow the progress of the enrolled group. Call or email me if you want more information. 1-866-358-7861 or [email protected] Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

I would contact your vendor

I would contact your vendor for your IV catheters as they may offer clinical support in the way of free education with CEUs. Our vendor is BD and they have an extensive selection of classes they offer. Just have to ask.

Peter Marino

Peter Marino R.N. BSN CRNI VA-BC Hospital based staff R.N. with no affiliation to any product or health care company.

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