Survey: Question about IV's

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    Hi everyone, I am an LPN and am seriously thinking about returning to get my RN.
    I have to admit, IV's creep me out a bit.

    I would like to take a little survey here and ask one question....
    How difficult is it to Learn IV insertion?

    thanks !
    I am hoping the feedback I get will help lessen my fear.
    pat
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    It is a skill like any other you learn in nursing school. With that skill, you will only get as good as you will allow yourself to get. It is a skill that needs practice.. When I first started my nursing career as as many new grads I was scared of IV starts from lack of practice. I was hired to a renal floor and as anyone that knows the renal population; they have very bad veins. With in 6 months, I was hitting more than I was missing. Now in the ICU, I can get an IV in just about anyone. Even the 4plus pitting edema pts. Now, I still have bad days like anyone but I hit more than I miss, and thats whats important..
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    Quote from pat8585
    Hi everyone, I am an LPN and am seriously thinking about returning to get my RN.
    I have to admit, IV's creep me out a bit.

    I would like to take a little survey here and ask one question....
    How difficult is it to Learn IV insertion?

    thanks !
    I am hoping the feedback I get will help lessen my fear.
    pat

    It is all practice! The more you do, the better you will become!
    Sun0408 likes this.


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