I'm sorry if there is a thread about this already, but I couldn't find anything when I searched that matched what my problem is.
I don't naturally have shaky hands or a shaky body, but when I go to put in an IV I get super shaky even my leg thumps like thumper in Bambi (literally). I noticed it today while I was putting in an IV on a patient (i've been working as an extern at a HHA w/ a supervising nurse when I can get visits/experience). My hands and body started shaking very bad and my leg was literally hopping off the floor! I tried sitting down but had to stand up. I placed the IV the first try but my patient must have been so nervous with all my jumping! I know it must be nerves but holy moly it happens almost every time I go to put in an IV. I haven't missed any because of this, but I am sure I am making my patients uncomfortable and I am uncomfortable and might break clean/aseptic technique while focusing on just trying to stick the vein.
Has anyone experienced this type of thing before and how did you overcome it? I don't want to take forever and a day to complete an IV but I know that if I am calm it will rub off on my patients but if I am literally thumping on the floor that is probably not good.