Injection trainings are done one on one with a trained Technician. Patients are instructed on sterile technique, mixing medications (when applicable), filling the syringe, locating an injection site, and administering medications by injection. The Tech will verbally instruct you on how to give yourself an injection, then ask you to repeat the process verbally.
Once you show knowledge of all the steps, the Tech will have you demonstrate the entire process, this time injecting the medication. If you have a needle phobia, the training can help you overcome it. There will be a Practitioner on duty in the event of any possible medication reactions.
Before you leave you will receive a handout with the general steps involved in injecting yourself. You may wish to bring a partner or friend, a notepad, a voice recorder, or a video recorder to help ensure you remember the training once you are at home. If you call ahead, you can arrange with GMA to use one of our voice recorders during your training.