Have you ever started an IV on yourself? - page 2

I felt my IV skills have been getting a little rusty after having not done one in quite some time so tonight I started one on myself for the refresher course. Anyone else do this? I didn't actually... Read More

  1. by   kmchugh
    No, have not done it to myself, but I have the proverbial ropes for veins in my hands, forearms, and AC. I have been used as practice by nursing students and fellow nurses who thought their skills were rusty A LOT.

    Kevin McHugh
  2. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by Duckie
    I felt my IV skills have been getting a little rusty after having not done one in quite some time so tonight I started one on myself for the refresher course. Anyone else do this? I didn't actually infuse anything, just did the stick for the practice. I found out it's much easier to do your own than someone elses. Okay, I'm weird, what can I say???

    You have way too much free time!!!!



    LOL:roll



    Seriously....that takes alot of guts to do on yourself.
  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    UGH! My fear of needles is second only to the bee thing!

    Heather
  4. by   jnette
    Sure have..SEVERAL X...also did my own PPD just for practice...and lo & behold, I actually made a wheal !!! Guess needles never have bothered me..and I ALWAYS WATCH when someone else sticks me or has to start an IV...couldn't stand NOT to watch !
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    no, i haven't.
  6. by   adrienurse
    No, but I give myself IM injections every month. Just don't psych yourself out and do it fast. Needle hurts more if you ease it in.
  7. by   fab4fan
    Yep, several times
  8. by   Dakasha
    Duckie hat off to you, I don't have the courage to set up an IV on myself, I gave you all the credit girl. I have given myself injections in the thighs and do my Blood sugars all the time for regular checks. I really dont like giving myself injections, but I have only done it on two occassions.
    Maybe the best person to practice on is yourself as you have done.
    Continue your courage.
  9. by   RNforLongTime
    No, I'm not that coordinated. I have a hard time poking my finger with a lancet when I get "signed off" on the accucheck machine at work!

    Needles-----tis better to give than receive.
  10. by   willie2001
    I run from the wrong end of a needle!! Don't like to be on the receiving end at all!!
  11. by   Cubby
    Never on myself, but my husband (being the great guy he is) let me practice on him when I was in school. He has alot of faith in me!!
  12. by   mario_ragucci
    While this subject is so fascinating for me, I have to ask another question, in special English, while we are on IV's:

    Is there a difference between running drinking water directly into your blood and drinking it? Where is plasma made? Where does drinking water mostly enter the ICF once you swallow it.

    I am totaly sorry to burden anyone with this. :-(
  13. by   ruby321
    No, not in a million years would I stick myself. Basically, because I don't like pain. Ruby

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