Had my IV verification today. On my first attempt, I was feeling good and then all of the sudden I froze. I had not punctured the skin but did poke the poor guys arm and panicked and stopped and pulled the needle back. My instructor calmly took over and finished. She was so supportive and nice but let me know that was not acceptable; I had to commit to a stick once I started, which I did know so I had no excuse. I did successfully start 2 IVs after that on my next 2 tries but I still can't shake this feeling. The patient was so sweet and said he didn't even feel anything but how could I make an error like that?
Am I the only one who has ever completely panicked and made a huge stupid mistake like that?