Welcome: Short-Peripheral Venous Access: Knowledge is the first step to success
Description: Inserting Peripheral I.V.'s is a competency required for RN's working in the perianesthesia department. This WebQuest will introduce you to the principles, standards, and best-practices of I.V. insertion, ways to minimize complications, and strategies to incorporate relationship-based care when starting short peripheral I.V.'s.
Grade Level: College / Adult
Curriculum: Professional Skills
Keywords: venous access, short peripheral catheter, perianesthesia nurses
Author(s): Lori Gofter
Description: As you explore this WebQuest you will see links to articles, images, websites, and videos. Click on the links and/or the videos to acquire knowledge and useful information. This is meant to be an interactive learning experience for you. Have fun exploring and learning.
Description: We recognize that you may not have been provided enough education in nursing school or in other areas of practice to feel comfortable with starting I.V.'s. This WebQuest will be the first step to ensuring you have the didactic knowledge before practicing I.V. skills in the lab and ultimately, starting I.V.'s on patients. Through this educational incentive, we are caring for you as a colleague. As you become more confident, you will experience less anxiety which contributes to care of self. Finally, the knowledge and skills you acquire can be translated into your clinical practice by minimizing patient anxiety and discomfort by implementing best practice guidelines for successful I.V. cannulation.