When in your country do nurses start to learn the skills of intravenous therapy? Skills such as venepuncture; cannulation;IV bolus;introduction of additives into IV fluids.
Is this taught during the student nurse stage? If so when?
In your opinion when should it be taught?
Aug 18, '02
We learned how to start IV's in my second (and last) year of nursing school. We practiced on each other. It was interesting. We were not aloud to draw blood though. My hospital had a skills review and test last week with blood draws on a manikin ( a required part of the new grad. orientation) I'm thankful i learned while working at a private family practice while in i was in school.
Last edit by Nicunurse_RN on May 2, '04