This course combines theory with lab experience. It is designed to assist the registered practical nurse (RPN) in developing skills needed to draw blood samples for laboratory testing, initiate IV therapy and provide care for patients with intravenous access. This course also assists the RPN student to learn transfusion products and associated nursing responsibilities. The student will handle appropriate equipment for IV initiation and phlebotomy and be introduced to blood chemistry and haematology. The course will focus on evaluating patient response to the procedures, recording and reporting all pertinent information.
Prerequisite(s): Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)