Hi guys, long time lurker here, first question posting today. I recently moved my whole life from the Detroit area to the west coast in sept 2017 and am finding that things are indeed different here. So... I am DESPERATE to find an IV/infusion certification for RNs in san francisco. I live in the city but the closest i could find is SAN DIEGO. Maybe some people think that driving 8 hours is normal for this sort of thing; I would not have considered driving to the upper peninsula of MI for a certification... I live in relatively large metropolis. The last time this question appears to have been answered is 2008 and all the links are DEAD. Please please help me with this question because I need it to get this home care position I REALLY want; I have been unemployed for nearly 5 months. Please help!
PS when i was in MI no one cared if i had IV skills; they are my weakest aspect and i always hated that. If they had offered such an official thing in MI i would have happily taken this class bc I always felt handicapped by poor IV skills. They don't teach IV much in nursing school
and don't encourage us to practice as all the local hospitals have specialty IV teams that (unless the RN is super good at them and has time) do ALL of the IV's and they discourage RNs from doing it themselves to save time.