Do you ever miss? - page 2

So, here is a question for all you CRNAs/SRNAs/MDAs out there. Now, I am pretty decent with IVs. Obtaining about a 90-95% proficiency in dealing with old, septic, shutdown ICU types. But, I... Read More

  1. by   Brenna's Dad
    Hey L rae,

    I was joking. It wasn't my intention to be putting down nursing. And of course, nurses are among the most proficient IV initiaters. I am also well aware that most physcians (anesthesiologists excluded) suck at the skill.

    However, my comment surrounding missed IV attempts and pt confidence, stems from my belief that most people are nervous when going under anesthetic. Having their anesthesia provider miss an IV start might result in a lowered confidence level; something, I strive not to have happen when I care for my patients, regardless of the situation.
    Last edit by Brenna's Dad on Dec 1, '02
  2. by   g8rlimey
    Peds and neonates are an exclusive talent...I have watched some amazing sticks on some tiny babies, but never had the desire to make it a skill of my own.
  3. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by Brenna's Dad
    Hey L rae,

    I was joking. It wasn't my intention to be putting down nursing. And of course, nurses are among the most proficient IV initiaters. I am also well aware that most physcians (anesthesiologists excluded) suck at the skill.

    However, my comment surrounding missed IV attempts and pt confidence, stems from my belief that most people are nervous when going under anesthetic. Having their anesthesia provider miss an IV start might result in a lowered confidence level; something, I strive not to have happen when I care for my patients, regardless of the situation.

    Bu frankly, I think you took my post the wrong way and ended up sounding spiteful regardless. I have been a "nurse" for ten years and will continue to be a "nurse" after becoming a CRNA.
    It wasn't my intention to sound spiteful just as it was not your intention to put nursing down....sometimes it is hard to know where a poster is coming from because of the format.....lets just say..."l missed this one"...LOL...and truly don't intend to offend, just to clarify your post...and thanks for doing that......LR
  4. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by g8rlimey
    Peds and neonates are an exclusive talent...I have watched some amazing sticks on some tiny babies, but never had the desire to make it a skill of my own.
    DITTO and AMEN!
  5. by   Brenna's Dad
    apparently edits don't go through immediately. LOL.

    I edited that last part, because upon reflection, I think it sounded a little argumentative.
  6. by   fence
    I know that some days I rock starting IV's. Other days...well, I may attempt a couple but after a few misses, if its one of those days I just ask one of my teamates before I even try.

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