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Venipuncture and Intravenous Therapy Program

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Friday, April 12, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Venipuncture and Intravenous Therapy Program

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Early Bird
Registration must occur 21 days before event.
Ended $274.00 $0.00
General Registration Ended $299.00 $0.00
Group Rate (3 or more)
Discount rates are available for groups of three or more. For large groups or more purchasing options, please call us at 800-866-0919.
Ended $269.00 $0.00

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April 12, 2013   |   7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Whether you are a novice or a pro, this seminar will boost your clinical skills and your confidence. Held at the in McLean, VA, this continuing education seminar provides in-depth knowledge of intravenous therapy and venipuncture skills with hands-on participation to enhance the learning process. You will learn how to properly insert a peripheral IV catheter and understand important risks and complications associated with IVs.

The seminar content includes venous anatomy as it applies to IV therapy, legal aspects, short and long term vascular access devices, osomality and pH of infusates, implications of intravenous therapies, infusion flow control measures, infection control measures, PIV catheter insertion, peripheral IV catheter insertion technique, documentation guidelines and more.

Criteria for successful completion:
* Required attendance for the entire seminar on both days.
* Submission of completed evaluation

Certificate of completion with 7.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Instructional materials and a continental breakfast are also provided.

Who should attend: Registered nurses, nursing students, LPNs, and other healthcare professionals in the acute care and alternate care settings who wish to attain in-depth knowledge of intravenous therapy and obtain venipuncture skills.

Hands-on practice: There are several manufacturers and IV catheters. We do not endorse any products. We keep you informed of the latest advances in technology and practice guidelines.If you prefer to practice with specificvenipuncture products used at your facility, please bring a catheters for practice. 

Goal: Attendees will learn to initate and maintain peripheral intravenous therapy.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

    1. Define intravenous therapy
    2. Review legal aspects of intravenous therapy  
    3. Review osmolality and pH of infusates
    4. Review venous anatomy as it applies to IV therapy
    5. Select equipment for venipuncture and IV therapy
    6. Select PIV insertion sites
    7. Explain venipuncture and PIV catheter insertion technique
    8. State routine care and maintenance of peripheral IV therapy
    9. Describe nursing measures to prevent and manage complications
    10. Relate documentation guidelines to clinical practice
    11. Practice venipuncture and PIV techniques 
Early Bird (by March 22, 2013) : $274
Registration Fee: $299
Group (3+): call for details


For more details please call
Gannett Education: 1-800-866-0919



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Rose Koshy, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC, a registered nurse for 36 years, entered the vascular access and infusion therapy arena in 1982. Rose worked in acute care and alternate care settings as an IV nurse, PICC nurse, home infusion nurse, clinical manager, director of nursing administrator, CEO and president of Midwest Healthcare Associates. Currently, she is the president and program director of Infusion Therapy Institute, vascular access consultant for 3M, and provides expert opinion and witness for infusion therapy and vascular access related medical-legal cases. Rose is an active member of the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), Association for Vascular Access (AVA), Illinois Nurses Association (INA) and Illinois Vascular Access Network (IVAN). She served AVA in the education committee; continue to serve INA as a CE peer review panel member. Rose was the prime organizer and first president, presidential advisor and the treasurer past treasurer of IVAN. She continues her passion for vascular access education through group and on-site educational programs.

April Swenson

April Swenson, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC, has been a registered nurse for 33 years. She has 31 years of infusion therapy experience, encompassing peripheral IV, midline and ultrasound PICC insertions, central venous care and maintenance in hospital, nursing home and home health care settings. Currently she is a Clinician III Vascular Access Nurse in a level II trauma hospital in northwest suburban Illinois. She also is employed as an independent vascular access contractor, working for a company that has contracts with nursing homes and hospitals for vascular access services. Within the hospital, in addition to placing peripheral IVs and PICCs, April assists physicians with central line placements, provides patient education, and oversees the PICC program. In this capacity, she also provides in-services on IV therapy-related topics, precepts staff RNs, student nurses and new Vascular Access nurses. April is a member of INS and AVA, holding certifications in Vascular Access from both organizations. She is past vice president and president of Illinois Vascular Access Network (IVAN), a local chapter of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA), dedicated to promoting the prevention of vascular access complications. April is a clinical educator for Infusion Therapy Institute, teaching courses on phlebotomy, peripheral IV insertion and maintenance, midline and ultrasound PICC placement and central venous access care and maintenance.

 For content questions, please contact:
Rose Koshy, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC, at Infusion Therapy Institute via email
at inservice@infusioninstitute.com or
telephone at (312) 912-7006.


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Schedule and Course Content
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  * Difference between IV therapy and Infusion therapy
* Legal implications of IV therapy
* Overview of IV medications and solutions
* Venous Anatomy
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  * Equipment selection
* Insertion site selection
* Routine care and maintenance
* Prevention and management of complications
* Documentation
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  LUNCH (On Your Own)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  * Venipuncture and catheter insertion technique
* Question and Answer
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM 
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  * PIV insertion demonstration and practice session
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  * Program Evaluation
* Award Certificates and Adjournment

Hotel Information

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Seminar will be held at:

Gannett Headquarters
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22107

You MUST check in with Security, show ID and you will receive a name badge.

There are no special arrangements for discounted hotel rooms for this seminar. The hotels below, local to Gannett Headquarters, are listed for your convenience.

Hilton McLean
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22012

Courtyard Tysons Corner Fairfax
1960-A Chain Bridge Road
McLean,VA 22102 703-790-0207

Residence Inn Tysons Corner Mall
8400 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Residence Inn Tysons Corner
8616 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182

Tysons Corner Marriott
8028 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182


Route 66 from Washington D.C.: Take Route 66 West.Follow signs to Route 267, Dulles Toll Road.Exit at Route 123 South, Chain Bridge Road. After passing under I-495, stay in the far right lane. Exit right onto Tysons Boulevard. Turn right onto Galleria Drive that becomes Westpark Drive. At the first traffic light turn right onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 Jones Branch Drive will be approximately ½ mile on the right.

From the Capital Beltway (I-495): Take exit 46A (Tysons Corner/Route 123/Chain Bridge Road South). Stay in the right lane and take the first right exit onto Tysons Boulevard.Turn right onto Galleria Drive that becomes Westpark Drive.Turn right at the first traffic light onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 Jones Branch Drive will be approximately ½ mile on the right.

George Washington Parkway North from Washington D.C.: Take the Virginia exit from the George Washington Parkway onto I-495 South (the Capital Beltway). Continue on I-495 South for about 2 miles. Take Exit 46A (Tysons Corner/Route 123/Chain Bridge Road South exit). Stay in the far right lanes. Exit at first right onto Tysons Boulevard. Turn right onto Galleria Drive that becomes Westpark Drive. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 will be about ½ mile on the right.

Dulles (Limited ) Access Road: Exit onto the right ramp Route 7, Leesburg Pike/Tysons Corner. Immediately get in the far left lane. Turn left onto Spring Hill Road, then right onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 Jones Branch Drive will be about ½ mile on left.

Route 267, The
Dulles Toll Road: Exit Route 267, the Dulles Toll Road, from the far right lane onto Spring Hill Road. Toll will be $.25. When leaving Toll Booth get into left lane at the traffic light. Exit onto one of the two left lanes of Spring Hill Road and turn left at the first traffic light onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 will be approximately ½ mile on the left.
There are three entrances to the Gannett Building from Jones Branch Drive: The Guard House, South Employee Entrance, and Service/Employee Entrance. Guests should enter through the Service/Employee Entrance.



Coming east on Jones Branch Drive, the parking entrance is the third on the right, once you see the Gannett Building.Coming west on Jones Branch Drive, the parking entrance is the first on the left. Signs are posted for all events indicating Event/Visitor Parking.

Once you arrive at the garage, indicate that you are with Gannett Healthcare Group’s seminar titled Best in Class Case Management and the Security Guard on duty will direct you to parking locations.

You’ll be instructed to park on Level P2.This is the top of the Garage and is not connected to the building, but it is a quick walk from this level of the garage to the building.Once you enter the building, a set of stairs takes you down to the Lobby.

The Security Desk is located on the right across from our Convenience Store, The Daily Item.You MUST check in with Security, show ID and you will receive a name badge. Security of Signage will direct you to the seminar.

Complimentary parking is available.

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Fee includes instructional materials and a continental breakfast. Lunch is on your own.

Seminar sites are handicapped accessible and barrier-free.

Seminar room temperatures are difficult to control. For your comfort, please plan accordingly.

ALL programs must be attended in their entirety in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Questions? Please contact us at 800-866-0919 or events@gannetthg.com.


Cancellation and Refund Policy for Seminars:

Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the seminar receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the seminar are assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior to the seminar or “no shows” are nonrefundable. Registration fees are transferable to an upcoming seminar within the same calendar year (expires December 31 each year) or to another participant. In the event that a seminar is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.

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Disclosures to Participants:

Seminars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Rose Koshy, RN, BSN, CRNI and April Swenson, RN, BSN, CRNI declare that they are faculty members of Infusion Therapy Institute, an independent organization owned and operated by vascular access and infusion therapy professionals. Rose Koshy has also declared that she provides training for YOH LLC.

Gannett Education guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


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Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213).

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When & Where

Gannett Co., Inc. - McLean, VA
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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