I've watched one nurse remove an IV then I was asked to do one today (we don't do IV therapy until 5th semester @ school)....so after I got all the tape off and withdrew it all that came out was a catheter and rly no bleeding at all. When I observed the nurse remove one there was a lot of bleeding and a needle was removed. I asked the nurse should or shouldn't there be a needle with this IV...it was hep-lock by the way...and she wasn't sure
so all day I've been worried if I somehow left a needle in the client. I didn't feel anything hard around the site like what I'd expect a needle to be and when I asked someone else they just looked at me like I was dumb so after two looks like that I just felt really stupid. The PCS was super busy since there was only two nurses on the floor today so I never even found time to ask them and when I observed the site later on still no bleeding on the gause and no swelling or redness so I figured it was okay. I did tell the oncoming tech about this and left a sticky note for the PCS on her door to check it ASAP. Is this normal, should there or shouldn't there have been a needle removed?