is IV hard? - page 2

I assume all nurses does IV ? right ? any ways if nurses do, is it scary or hard knowing that you might mess up ? im just asking this question because i know a friend who was hooked up to IV... Read More

  1. by   danh3190
    Lots of schools don't teach IVs. (There's another thread about that somewhere.)

    Starting IVs isn't hard, but it does take some practice. I wish there were mannequins that felt like real people, but haven't seen one.
  2. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from danh3190
    Lots of schools don't teach IVs. (There's another thread about that somewhere.)

    Starting IVs isn't hard, but it does take some practice. I wish there were mannequins that felt like real people, but haven't seen one.
    I watched another LPN insert one just today and it has given me the confidence to start doing them myself. :spin:
  3. by   time4meRN
    IV's are basic nursing skills. As nurses , we do many things that present much more risk to the pt than IV's.Yes, bad things can happen with IV"s but, usually, "a thumb falling off the next day" is not included in these risks. As nurses we hear all kinds of stories, people saying, "hope you do better than the last nurse, she left a bruise". So what, or , Don't you blow my vein, etc, blahhh blahh blahhh, .Sometimes I wish people would get a clue. It's like, going to a auto mechanic and telling them, I hope you don't leave a mark on that muffler when you put the new one on. By-the-way, what do you do ?

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