March 20 to 22, 2024

IVT Training, also known as Intravenous Therapy Training, is a crucial program for healthcare professionals, particularly nurses. Let’s delve into the details:

  1. What Is Intravenous Therapy (IV Therapy)?
    • IV Therapy involves delivering fluids, blood, or medications directly into a patient’s circulatory system through a vein.
    • By bypassing the digestive system, IV therapy allows for immediate absorption and effect.
    • It is commonly used in hospitals, emergency care, and critical situations where rapid treatment is necessary.
    • Substances administered via IV can range from saline solutions for rehydration to chemotherapeutic drugs for cancer treatment.
  2. Basic Intravenous Therapy Training (IVT Training):
    • Guidelines: The Basic IVT Training follows the guidelines of the Infusion Nursing Society and the Center for Disease Control.
    • Skills Covered:
      • Vein Catheter Insertion: Participants learn how to insert a catheter into a vein.
      • Starting an IV Infusion: Understanding the process of initiating intravenous therapy.
      • Calculation and Regulation: Proper dosage calculation and regulation.
      • Roles and Responsibilities: Insights into the responsibilities of an IV therapist.
      • Medication Administration: Background on administering medications and contrast media.
      • Management and Interventions: Tackling various scenarios related to IV therapy.
  3. Importance of IVT Training for Nurses and Healthcare Providers:
    • Safety and Competency: IVT training equips nurses with essential skills to administer IV therapy safely, minimizing complications.
    • Understanding Venous System: Nurses learn about the intricacies of the human venous system.
    • Patient Outcomes: Proficiency in IV therapy contributes to better patient outcomes, shorter recovery times, and improved overall care quality.
    • Career Opportunities: IVT training enhances career prospects within the healthcare sector.

Remember, IVT Training is not only about skill development but also about ensuring optimal patient care and professional growth.

In accordance with the standard of the Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Philippines conducted March 20-22, 2024 at V.L. Makabali Memorial Hospital Inc..
Congratulations to all our trainees for completing the 3rd day of Basic IVT Training for the actual demonstration in our hospital! Your dedication and hard work are truly commendable. Keep up the excellent effort as you continue to enhance your skills in providing quality care to our patients. Best wishes for success in your future endeavors!