well, so now i have a job as a nurse and i am very happy about it, no more retail!!! yeah! anyways, i start this job about 3 weeks ago and i like it, so far the nurses and ma's are very nice and really helpful, especially for a new nurse like me. during this time, in between all the different duties that i have, one is drawing blood and let me tell you i am getting better everyday, but everything is ok until the pt asks me to use a butterfly needle, either because the veins are looking so tinny or because they believe a little needle is less painful. well i do everything as i was taught, i see the flow of blood that let you now you found the vein and everything, but when i push the tube to get the blood, the blood does not run as fast as it suppose to and some times does not run at all...and i can not have my pt waiting for hours for the blood fill the 3 tubes that a need to fill for obvious reasons...so i end taking out the needle and asking some body else to please get the sample for me. what am i doing wrong? i saw my co-workers do it and they do not have any problem. please help.
Mar 21, '09
Last edit by .....RN on Oct 25, '10