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I.V. THERAPY Certification Course

May 16, 2014 to May 19, 2014

Credits: 
TBD
Venue: 
CCNM
Open to: 
Fourth Year Students, NDs

Course description

**DUE TO THE CHANGES IN REGULATION AND NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR IV THERAPY THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT 2014. NEW DATES WILL BE POSTED ONCE CONFIRMED**
Prerequisite: Naturopathic doctor or 4th year CCNM student
Update your skills and learn how to provide Parenteral Therapy to your patients. This course will teach you clinic rationale, mixing solutions, necessary equipment, indications & contraindications, patient assessment, sterile technique & waste disposal subcutaenous, intradermal, IV & IM techniques, parenteral fluids, osmolarity calculation, rate & administration of parenteral infusions, formulas including vitamins & minerals, homeopathics and botanicals, quality assurance of injectables and written & practical examinations. Students will have the opportunity to perform at least five IV lines & five pushes prior to the practical examination.
NOTE:
- No open toe shoes
- Please bring a calculator
Students must write NPLEX in order to perform this skill in practice, and have 6-months following the course to pass their PT Board Exams. This course will prepare you for the Board of Drugless Therapies - Naturopathy exam in parenteral therapy.

Dr. Paul Saunders
**DUE TO THE CHANGES IN REGULATION AND NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR IV THERAPY THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT 2014. NEW DATES WILL BE POSTED ONCE CONFIRMED**

After completing his undergraduate premedical training, a Masters of Science degree and a year in a seminary, Dr. Saunders earned a PhD in plant ecology from Duke University and taught in the United States. Over a decade later he took a sabbatical, attended and graduated from The Ontario (now Canadian) College of Naturopathic Medicine with a ND, and completed additional training and residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon. In 1994, Dr. Saunders was honoured as the Naturopathic Doctor of the Year for his contributions to student clinical education, and again in 2002 for his contributions towards expanding the profession. In 1998, he received the President's award from the Canadian Naturopathic Association (now the CAND) for his advancement of naturopathic medicine internationally, and in 2000, he testified before the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy at the Town Hall Meeting. In 2000, he assumed the position of Editor at The Canadian Journal of Herbalism. Dr. Saunders currently teaches Botanical Medicine, Parenteral Therapy, Venipuncture and Art & Practice of Naturopathic Medicine. He has made numerous radio, TV, newspaper and public lecture appearances to foster awareness about various aspects of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Saunders was an expert witness for the Crown in two murder cases involving the use of a botanical medicine. He has also participated in many conferences including Mount Sinai Hospital's Colon Cancer Forum and the second International Herbal Medicine Conference. An avid lecturer, he has spoken to such groups as the Peel Region Health Workers, Toronto Catholic Teachers and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He has participated in Clinical Rounds at Sunnybrook Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He has served on grant review panels for the Canadian Arthritis Society and the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. He maintains a private practice in Dundas, Ontario.
Friday, May 16, 2014 - Fri 8am - 6pm

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