Q - How is the class set up with time and what will we be doing during the 8 hours in class?
A - The class is set up to allow for 1 hour of book training and the other 6 hours will be spent practicing doing I.V.'s in class. You will do I.V.'s in three different formats. Hep Locks / Claves, J-Loops and 72" or longer extension tubing.
Q - Is there any way that air can get into my blood and if so will it hurt me ?
A - Air can get into your blood stream, but unless it gets in there in a large quantity, 5cc's or greater there is no concern. The body will assimilate the air into the blood stream without skipping a beat. (No pun intended)
Q - What type of fluid will be used in class ?
A - We use only Isotonic fluids in class, primarily NaCl - also known as Sodium Chloride. This fluid does not alter blood pressure. It is important to note to our staff if you are taking any of the following drugs. Water pills (e.g., furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), Corticotropin (adrenocorticotropic hormone), Corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, hydrocortisone). In which case we will limit the quantity of fluids you take in. You will still get the same quality and quantity of training, we simply do not want to affect your heath care providers initiatives.
Q - What if at the end of the course or courses I choose to attend I don't feel comfortable?
A - If at the end of the course you don't feel comfortable doing I.V.'s we invite you to come back through the course for FREE as many times as you need to. Or if you need some quick practice before a job interview, you can contact our staff for an appointment to practice drawing blood. Remember, our goal is making you an incredible I.V. Technician and we will do anything to that end.
Q - What forms of payment do you accept?
A - We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover as well as being aligned with and approved by many state funding agencies. You can always make payments for the class as well, you simply need to start with a minimum of $100 on the first night of class and pay the balance by the last night of class.