Ultrasound IV placement - page 2

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Is any ED teaching their nurses Ultrasound guided peripheral IV placement? Thanks Bob... Read More


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    Quote from CP2013

    Haha. Point and shoot. So, like a camera that inserts a catheter into your humerus?
    Yes I learned IO in ACLS. I was shocked at the size of the needle but it is like a camera haha great analogy! Lol still laughing
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    Quote from PMFB-RN

    *** Or illiac crest, or sternum or..................
    I just thought humerus, because it was a humorous analogy....*rim shot*

    I have a peculiar sense of humor.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    You can learn everything you need to know about the IO in like 15 min.
    or about 3 minutes....

    It's a real shame that your ER's nurse don't want to learn about it.
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    Our ED instructs us if we want to learn it. Our main PA (who works our 'fast track) holds classes from time to time when there is interest, and other RN's who have done plenty of US IVs, when they have time, are more than willing to teach. Neither method is 'official' or provides any sort of certification. But it's just like EJs. Those with the confidence just go ahead and learn it/do it in our ED. It's hard to decide whether or not to learn US IV placement.

    1) When only some of the ED RNs know how to do them, they get called to do them often, which takes time away from their own patients.

    2) To do one yourself on your own patients takes time away from your other patients, which does not make patients happy.

    3) However, to be able to finally get that hard one completed while not having to wait for someone else to finally show up is very useful, not to mention satisfying.

    DC ::
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    The last two places I worked contracts at had US units in their EDs. It was great! Only downside is now that I'm at a new facility and they don't have it, I find myself pining for one when any of our heavier customers come around.
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    We started this about 6 months ago, prior to that the physicians could only do it. We actually have a class this week to learn! Really excited to learn!
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    Runner, would you be willing to share the training syllabus . [COLOR=#000000][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][/COLOR]


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