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Venipuncture for Technologists
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
United States

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Saturday, November 03, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
Category: Venipuncture

Earn Category A CE Credits and Venipuncture Certification as a Radiologic Technologist

Venipuncture to inject contrast material is permitted under California law for Certified Radiologic Technologists who have completed an approved training course with a minimum of 10 hours of instruction, in combination with supervised clinical practice and current CPR training. The CSRT offers this course to teach techniques for the administration of contrast materials, the pharmacology of dose units, and response to allergic reactions. Materials for the documentation of the supervised clinical practice, required by California law, will be provided. In class, RT students practice venipuncture on I.V. training arms.

This venipuncture course covers all topics handed by the California State Department of Public Health to meet the requirements for venipuncture certification including:

  • Anatomy and physiology of venipuncture sites
  • Venipuncture instruments, IV solutions, and related equipment
  • Puncture techniques
  • Techniques of intravenous line establishment
  • Hazards and complications of venipuncture


ASRT Approved Category “A” Credit

This course has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) for 6.25 CE Category “A” Credits and meets the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) criteria for Category “A” continuing education credit. In addition to the classroom portion of the course, students must perform ten (10) successful venipunctures under the direct supervision of a physician, registered nurse, or technologist holding an IV contrast certificate. Documentation of ten (10) successful venipunctures must be submitted to CSRT within 30 days of didactic training in order to validate the Certificate of Completion. 


Mandatory Prerequisite: This course is open to certified Radiologic Technologists only. Applicants must provider their current CRT or ARRT license number in order to register. Verification of CPR certification must also be brought to the course. 

Member Radiologic Technologists: $205
Non-member Radiologic Technologists $250 (includes one year of CSRT membership)

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