Hypodermoclysis: Indications, Techniques & Infusions

Hypodermoclysis Demo

This program will review hypodermoclysis, an alternative infusion method for hydrating fluids!

This 1-hour course will review an alternative infusion method for hydrating fluids into the subcutaneous tissues for special patient populations (older adults & the terminally ill) who have limited peripheral vein availability.

Included in this course is a video/slide presentation given by Kay Coulter, CRNI®, VA-BC™, video demonstration of the hypodermoclysis procedural steps and a printable handout.

We recommend that this online course be followed by skills practice/validation with a qualified clinical preceptor at your place of employment.

Content will include:

  • Appropriate patient candidates
  • Benefits of hypodermoclysis
  • Contraindications
  • Recommended access devices
  • Video demonstration of procedural steps
  • Proper site assessment & maintenance
  • Medical record documentation
  • Potential complications & appropriate interventions
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NOTE: The practice of IV therapy must be performed according to an individual’s State scope of practice for their discipline and/or level of licensure. It is the responsibility of each participant to maintain his or her level of proficiency on an annual basis.