I was just wondering if anyone had a clue as to why patients that are nurses have an aversion to letting a student do anything.
I was sent to A.M. admit the other day off clinical rotation. The real reason for our presence there is to let those who havent had much IV start experience get some. I have been doing IV starts for 9 years as a LPN, and i am in no way inexperienced, however i requested to go because i hadnt started one since August and felt a bit rusty.
One of the patients that i was going to start an IV on was a RN, and said she didnt want a student to put her IV in. She had good veins, i had one picked out already from across the room. Now she could have asked if i had ever done them before, she could have asked how many i had done, she could have even asked what year of nursing school
i was in, but didnt.
I kept my cool, and just backed off, didnt say a thing and let the person i was shadowing do it, but it was real hard for me not to ask her who she learned on and how she would have become successful at anything if all the patients she came in contact with didnt want a "student" to do any procedures on them.
I'm sorry but as far as im concerned, whom better to learn on than a more experienced "professional" that should know where a student is coming from and has walked in those shoes. I guess I just dont understand how someone could act like this having been through it themselves. She was ready to devour the young so to speak before it was even born!!