Woot, there it is!!!

  1. Hey everyone! I finally did it! I successfullly started my first IV! After five :imbar failed attempts over the last few semesters, and with the help of a wonderful knowledgable nurse, I got it!


    I was so excited afterward, I went down the hallway and did a happy dance!
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Ortho_RN
    Cool.. We have our IV check offs on Monday... I'm not too nervous about it... Heck, if I can start an IV in a 2# dehydrated Chihuahua puppy, a human should be a piece of cake hehe

    Congrats
  4. by   Stargazer
    Knew you could do it.
  5. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Way to Go!!

    I'm not even in clinicals yet. Were your five failed attempts on (gulp) patients? Other students? I'm really nervous about hurting somebody. I hope I find a patient, knowledgable nurse to show me the way!
  6. by   memphispanda
    Awsome! I can't wait until I can post saying I have gotten an IV in--so far I haven't even had the opportunity to try!
  7. by   WashYaHands
    We used to call that a "confidence stick".

    Linda
  8. by   essarge
    Congratulations! Unfortunately we are not allowed to start IVs as a student in our school. I'm lucky enough to work in the ER so I've had the opportunity there.
  9. by   emily_mom
    Congrats to you!!! Isn't the first one the best?/? Now, keep it up!
  10. by   JudithL_in_NH
    Yahoo! You're entitled to that happy dance!
  11. by   TeresaRN2b
    Congratulations! How exciting for you!
  12. by   Mkue


    Congradulations !
  13. by   CountrifiedRN
    Originally posted by Mimi Wheeze
    Way to Go!!

    I'm not even in clinicals yet. Were your five failed attempts on (gulp) patients? Other students? I'm really nervous about hurting somebody. I hope I find a patient, knowledgable nurse to show me the way!
    Yup, five failed attempts on patients. We weren't allowed to practice on each other as students, but I wish we could have. I would have gladly been a pin cushion so that we could at least get a feel for it before performing a skill on a patient.


    Thanks, everyone for sharing in my joy!
  14. by   laurainaz
    It is so much easier to do them once you've had a successfull stick. I was lucky and I got my first one in w/o any problems, took off soooo much pressure. I missed a few after, but it wasn't as bad. Keep up the great work!!
    :hatparty:

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