I got my first IV stick!

  1. :hatparty: :smiley_aa :roll This was my 4th attempt at an IV stick. I am so happy to finally have my first stick under my belt. I really owe a great deal of my success to all of you on allnurses. One of the things that I changed was that I sat down this time to get the IV. I had just read a thread on here yesterday where it was suggested to sit down to do an IV. I've been reading every single thread on IV's to help myself out. Yay allnurses! I also asked my instructor to step a couple of steps further away from me and just observe unless she saw something that she needed to address. She was very obliging and encouraging and it eased my anxiety quite a bit. The patient I got the stick on was considered a "hard stick", too. I had to stop myself from doing a jig down the hallway after I got it!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   galenight
    congratulations! It always feels great to get your first stick... and a toughy at that. Keep up the good work!
  4. by   Imafloat
    Congrats!!! I can't wait to post a post like that either. Where did you find the IV posts?
  5. by   mitchsmom
    Woohoo! Congrats!
  6. by   jnette
    Quote from lisamc1
    :hatparty: :smiley_aa :roll This was my 4th attempt at an IV stick. I am so happy to finally have my first stick under my belt. I really owe a great deal of my success to all of you on allnurses. One of the things that I changed was that I sat down this time to get the IV. I had just read a thread on here yesterday where it was suggested to sit down to do an IV. I've been reading every single thread on IV's to help myself out. Yay allnurses! I also asked my instructor to step a couple of steps further away from me and just observe unless she saw something that she needed to address. She was very obliging and encouraging and it eased my anxiety quite a bit. The patient I got the stick on was considered a "hard stick", too. I had to stop myself from doing a jig down the hallway after I got it!


    Good for YOU !!!

    OK... we'll let you stay up there just a little while longer !
  7. by   Chantels1
    Quote from lisamc1
    I had to stop myself from doing a jig down the hallway after I got it!

    Oh I love this! Can't wait until I am posting the same thing! I can picture the jig and I wonder after exiting the patients room why you didn't do it!
  8. by   RNin'08
    Congrats!!

    I'm (nervously) looking forward to my first stick this semester...clinicals start in a few weeks...

    RNin'08
    ~my reality check bounced~
  9. by   porcelina22
    Congrats! The first feel so good!

    Chrissy
  10. by   nightyngale
    I start nursing school next week...how soon into the program do you start doing IV sticks?
  11. by   southernbelle08
    AWESOME!!!!

    That first one feels awesome! That is a good idea, sitting down...with my first one I was standing up and kinda leaned over and it was very difficult but my instructor for the day is one of our more difficult and she was like right on top of me and everything I was doing. Hopefully my instructors this semester will be better about that!

    Congrats again!!!
  12. by   Daytonite
    yea!!!!

    weebabyrn...check out these threads:

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