Intravenous (IV) Therapy & Blood Withdrawal Certification

By Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) & Replenish 360 (R360) IV Hydration Therapy

Intravenous (IV) Therapy & Blood Withdrawal Certification by Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) & Replenish 360 (R360) IV Hydration Therapy is an authorized healthcare provider course which is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led class to reinforce the important concepts of IV therapy and blood withdrawal.

The Intravenous (IV) Therapy & Blood Withdrawal Certification Course is for healthcare providers who may be required to perform IV therapy and blood withdrawals in the healthcare settings. These include personnel who will need the necessary knowledge, skills, and ability to begin, maintain, and perform to the highest standard of care infusion of intravenous fluids and withdraw of blood such as medical students, physicians, nurses (licensed vocational nurses LVNs, licensed practical nurses LPNs, registered nurses, nurse practitioners NPs), certified phlebotomy technicians, emergency medical technicians EMTs, paramedics and other designated healthcare providers. This Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) course will fulfill the mandatory requirement for licensure in the State of California.


  • The course meets the requirements of the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) for Licensed Vocational Nurses to become officially certified in I.V. Therapy and Blood Withdrawal.
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning important concepts and psychomotor skills for IV therapy and blood withdrawal on first-rate mannikins and live peers, volunteers or designated proxies for the finger sticks, IV insertions and/or blood draws
  • Co-branded with the Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) and Replenish 360 A Division of PDRE LLC
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and possible simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation and student/instructor feedback for a more comprehensive learning, positive, and non-discriminatory environment
  • Hands-on class format reinforces psychomotor skills proficiency for fine motor technique evaluation and confidence for future patient performance of finger sticks, IV therapy and blood withdrawals

Course Content:

  • IV insertions and IV blood withdrawals hands-on practice on the manikins will include one-one-one attention to detail and feedback
  • 3-5 live IV insertions and blood withdrawals with peers, volunteers or delegated proxies are required for LVN California State Certifications per the BVNPT guidelines and recommendations
  • Methods of IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawals
    • Basic and Advanced Theoretical Content
      • Requirements for the Business and Professions Code, Section 2860.5(b)
      • Patient preparation using psychological strategies to reassure and calm the patient
      • Universal precautions by using personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control via aseptic and sterile techniques
      • IV therapy
      • Indications and contraindications of IV therapy
      • Venipuncture devices
      • Delivery systems
      • IV fluids
      • Venipuncture site Preparation and immobilization
      • Patient observation
      • Fluid flow regulation
      • Local and systemic reactions
    • Basic and Advanced Clinical Content
      • Safety measures and factors
      • Universal precautions
      • Selection of appropriate methods
      • Preparation of equipment for IV therapy and blood withdrawal
      • Choice of vein
      • Choice of artery
      • Choice of device
      • Preparation of site
      • Different types of IV therapy and blood withdrawal methods
      • Possible complications and adverse reactions
      • Preparation of withdrawal sites
      • IV insertions and IV blood withdrawals hands-on practice on the manikins
        • Skin puncture technique practice
        • Venipuncture technique practice
        • Arterial puncture technique practice
        • Blood withdrawal practice
      • 3-5 live IV insertions and blood withdrawals with peers or a delegated proxy
        • Skin puncture technique practice
        • Venipuncture technique practice
        • Arterial puncture technique practice
        • Blood withdrawal practice
    • Other topics include:
      • Anatomy, physiology, and functions
      • Electrolytes and fluids
      • IV solution concentrations
      • IV preparation in depth
      • Vein selection in depth
      • IV pumps
      • PICC lines
      • Central lines

Course Materials:

  • All course materials will be provided to you during your course schedule date and time.
  • Provider manual will be provided on the first day of class if purchased.

Course Format/Time:

  • Classroom-based
    • Instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout
  • Full course:
    • 36 Hour Course
      • Theory – 27 Hours, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
      • Clinical – 9 Hours, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
  • The format, duration, and time for the course abides by the new policy of the State of California and BVNPT, which requires a 36 Hour IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course

Course Prerequisites & Requirements:

  • IV Therapy Certification course for LVNs must be compliant with the BVNPT California State requirements.
  • Students understand that 3-5 live IV insertions will be performed with designated peers, volunteers or a delegated proxy if applicable to fulfill the requirements of the course and official certification.
    • Comprehensive course didactics including safety measures, complications, and adverse reactions with psychomotor skills evaluation and practice will give the students the confidence for the live venipunctures and/or blood withdrawal as needed.
    • The State of California and BVNPT recommends at least 3 live venipunctures in combination with finger stick practice on their nominated peers, volunteers or proxies to complete the LVN requirement for the course.
    • You are welcome to bring your own proxy who must be at least 18 years or older, in great health and fitness, and must sign a mandatory consent and waiver of liability signed prior to being practiced on.
    • Licensed RNs do not need the live practical requirements since their education curriculum for their associates or bachelor’s degree encompasses IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal already; RNs, however, are welcome to take the refresher course with other previously certified healthcare providers.
  • If a student has an acute or chronic medical condition that prevents him or her from participating (e.g., such as pregnancy, predisposing vasovagal response, etc.), a medical release form needs to be signed by his or her personal doctor in order to partake in the live psychomotor skills evaluation and assessment portions of the course.
  • Students are required to attend the full 36-hour classroom time in order to be certified. Any missed contact hours for the course needs to be made-up or remediated for full course completion and certification at the California State level per the BVNPT guidelines and recommendations.
  • Student Attire must include medical scrubs and shoes that are closed toes in addition to personal protective equipment (PPE), which will be provided during the course as a universal precaution.

Course Fee:

  • Initial (first-time)/Healthcare Providers: $280
  • Refresher Course/Renewing Healthcare Providers: $200


  • For LVNs and LVN Students, a Certificate of Course Completion and Certification by the BVNPT (LVN’s & LVN Students) will be issued upon completion of the course.
    • LVN Certification for IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal meets all California State requirements.
    • Re-certification is not required as long as the LVN license remains in current standing by the BVNPT.
    • LVNs who have a valid and confirmed Vocational Nursing License will be issued an IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certificate upon completion of the course.
    • Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) will send all of the necessary documents to the BVNPT on behalf of our valued students.
  • For “Other” Qualified Healthcare Providers, a Certificate of Course Completion will be issued upon completion of the course.
  • Students who successfully complete the Intravenous (IV) Therapy & Blood Withdrawal Certification Course, including the following components, will receive an Intravenous (IV) Therapy & Blood Withdrawal Certification Course Completion Card:
    • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations.
    • Complete the basic and advanced theoretical and clinical contents including the practice session requirements, psychomotor skills evaluation and testings.
    • The student must attend the full course and must attend another course time and date if there is an absence to complete the requirement for certification.
    • Live IV insertion or “sticks” will be performed on other students present as well as additional designated proxies who volunteer to be the IV Therapy and/or Blood Withdrawal practice patient.

Continuing Education:

  • The full course is 36-hour course designed for official certification and completion of Continuing Medical Educations (CME)/Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Other Information:

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Register early because classroom-based courses fill-up quickly
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Course scheduling is subject to change without notice
  • Please call us if you have any questions or for discounted group rates and seasonal promotions!

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