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§ 2547.3. Approval of Course Content.

16 CA ADC § 2547.3Barclays 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 10. Intravenous Therapy/Blood Withdrawal
16 CCR § 2547.3
§ 2547.3. Approval of Course Content.
(a) A course in intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal shall be taught by an instructor approved as provided in Section 2547.4; shall have a maximum of 15 students for each instructor for clinical experience; and shall be at least 36 hours in length, including 27 hours theory and 9 hours clinical experience, including at least 3 individually supervised successful venipunctures and 3 individually supervised skin punctures by each student on live human subjects. Arterial punctures are optional. The theory shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) The requirements contained in Section 2860.5(b) and (c) of the Code necessary for a nurse to start and superimpose intravenous fluids and perform blood withdrawal;
(2) Psychological preparation of the patient;
(3) Universal precautions for infection control;
(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; and
(H) Local and systemic reactions;
(5) Blood Withdrawal;
(A) Methods of blood withdrawal:
1. Venipuncture;
2. Skin puncture; and
3. Arterial puncture (optional).
(B) Selection of appropriate method;
(C) Safety measures;
(D) Possible complications; and
(E) Preparation of withdrawal sites.
(b) Intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal clinical experience must include:
(1) Preparation of equipment for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal;
(2) Safety factors;
(3) Choice of vein;
(4) Choice of artery (optional);
(5) Choice of device for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal;
(6) Techniques of venipuncture;
(7) Techniques of arterial puncture (optional);
(8) Skin puncture practice must include instruction in:
(A) Preparation of site; and
(B) Preparation of equipment.
(9) Universal precautions for infection control.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2854, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 2860.5, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment filed 11-16-83; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 83, No. 47).
2. Amendment of subsections (a), (a)(2)(A) and (a)(2)(F), new subsections (a)(3), (a)(4)(C) and (a)(4)(G) including renumbering or relettering, and reorganizing and renumbering of subsections (b)(1)-(7) filed 3-24-92; operative 4-23-92 (Register 92, No. 13).
3. Editorial correction of subsection (a)(4)(A) (Register 96, No. 30).
4. Amendment of subsections (a)(5)(A)(2), repealer of second subsection (b)(4), renumbering of second subsection (b)(5) to (b)(6), amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(6)(B), and new subsection (b)(7) filed 7-24-96; operative 8-23-96 (Register 96, No. 30).
5. 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, § 2547.3, 16 CA ADC § 2547.3
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