I had to restart many IVs this weekend. Almost all our patients coming from the ER have an IV or SL in their AC. I realize this is an easy/fast place to obtain access and I am NOT bashing ER nurses
. It seems to me that almost all of these IVs need to be restarted due to leaking, clotting off, accidently pulled out or the IVFs are positional. When the ER is rocking and rolling and they are getting slammed or it is an emergency situation, I can understand. But, every person- young, old, fat or thin has an AC IV? It seems the patient ends up paying the price because they end up having to be restuck. Many of these people have lots of other healthy vein sites.
Wondering if anyone else has the same issues?