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§ 2542.3. Approval of Course Content.

16 CA ADC § 2542.3Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 25. Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners of the State of California (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Vocational Nurses
Article 8. Intravenous Therapy
16 CCR § 2542.3
§ 2542.3. Approval of Course Content.
(a) A course in intravenous therapy shall be taught by an instructor approved as provided in Section 2542.4; shall have a maximum of 15 students for each instructor for clinical experience; and shall be at least 30 hours in length, including 24 hours theory and 6 hours clinical experience, including at least 3 individually supervised successful venipunctures by each student on live human subjects. The theory shall include, but not be limited to the following:
(1) The requirements contained in Section 2860.5(c) of the code necessary for a nurse to start and superimpose intravenous fluids;
(2) Psychological preparation of the patient;
(3) Universal precautions for infection control; and
(4) Intravenous therapy;
(A) Indications for intravenous therapy
(B) Types of venipuncture devices
(C) Types of delivery systems
(D) Types of intravenous fluids
(E) Preparation and immobilization of the venipuncture site
(F) Observation of the patient
(G) Regulation of the fluid flow
(H) Local and systemic reactions
(b) Intravenous therapy clinical experience must include:
(1) Preparation of equipment;
(2) Safety factors;
(3) Choice of vein;
(4) Choice of device for intravenous therapy;
(5) Techniques of venipuncture;
(6) Universal precautions for infection control.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2854, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 2860.5, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 7-29-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 31).
2. Amendment of subsections (a), (b)(4) and (b)(5) filed 1-11-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 2)
3. Amendment filed 11-16-83; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 83, No. 47).
4. Reorganizing and renumbering of subsections (a)(2)-(10) and (b)(1)-(4) and new subsections (a)(5) and (a)(9) filed 3-24-92; operative 4-23-92 (Register 92, No. 13).
5. New subsection (b)(6) filed 7-24-96; operative 8-23-96 (Register 96, No. 30).
6. Amendment of section heading and section filed 5-4-2007; operative 6-3-2007 (Register 2007, No. 18).
This database is current through 3/10/23 Register 2023, No. 10.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2542.3, 16 CA ADC § 2542.3
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