I got to start my first IV today!!!

  1. I am so excited. I also got to ACE wrap my first ankle injury on a client! LOL I didn't think anyone else would share in my excitement so I wanted to tell you all. My IV was a *touch* difficult b/c the vein moved on me but I still only had to stick him once! I was SOOOO excited! Anyway, thanks for letting me share! :hatparty:
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  3. by   kittylvr
    Quote from twintoo
    I am so excited. I also got to ACE wrap my first ankle injury on a client! LOL I didn't think anyone else would share in my excitement so I wanted to tell you all. My IV was a *touch* difficult b/c the vein moved on me but I still only had to stick him once! I was SOOOO excited! Anyway, thanks for letting me share! :hatparty:


    Good going!!! :hatparty: I know it is so exciting when you get to actually DO something that is a nursing function. Keep up the good work!!!
  4. by   renunurse
    Quote from kittylvr
    Good going!!! :hatparty: I know it is so exciting when you get to actually DO something that is a nursing function. Keep up the good work!!!
    Gongrats...i remember my 1st. a trick is to pull with your dominent thumb back gently towards u and hold ....but you did it all on your own.you do not need my

    advise...it is soooo stressfull the first time.
  5. by   Ahhphoey
    Congratulations!!! I know how you are feeling, I can still remember my first IV stick.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    It's almost as exciting as striking an oil well when you see the blood return.
  7. by   nurseunderwater
    WooHoo!

    welcome to the legion of veinologists....just made that up
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    an accomplishment is wondeful, congratulations!
  9. by   malenurse1
    Quote from twintoo
    I am so excited. I also got to ACE wrap my first ankle injury on a client! LOL I didn't think anyone else would share in my excitement so I wanted to tell you all. My IV was a *touch* difficult b/c the vein moved on me but I still only had to stick him once! I was SOOOO excited! Anyway, thanks for letting me share! :hatparty:
    Congratulations!!! You will always remember your 1st. Keep up the good work! :hatparty:
  10. by   wonderbee
    Congratulations!!! One more step toward the R part of the N.

    Just a question... is sticking for an IV like sticking for a blood draw? I do blood draws as part of my work as a PCT. Just wondering how useful that experience will be in IV sticks.
  11. by   Havin' A Party!
    Great job!
  12. by   malenurse1
    Just a question... is sticking for an IV like sticking for a blood draw? I do blood draws as part of my work as a PCT. Just wondering how useful that experience will be in IV sticks.[/QUOTE]
    IV's are different, but any phlebotomy experiance will help, (provided you are any good at it, lol). I have been a phlebotomist for quite awhile now and I'm pretty good at starting IV's.
  13. by   career seeker
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    Congratulations!!! One more step toward the R part of the N.

    Just a question... is sticking for an IV like sticking for a blood draw? I do blood draws as part of my work as a PCT. Just wondering how useful that experience will be in IV sticks.
    I do think that haing blood drawing exprience is beneficial. For me, phlebotomy experience helped with my confidnece as I already knew what "hitting in the vein" felt like, although placing an IV takes a little bit different technique. I think getting over the initial "poking" is one of the hardest things...and you have already done that.
  14. by   career seeker
    Great Job! I remember my first sucessfull IV...you will always remember your first. Keep up the good work!

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