I have an embarassing confession to make. I've been in the NICU, student and RN, since March of 06. In that time, I have successfully started ONE IV. One. Now, I'm really good at venipuncture. Good enough that I help out other nurses when they can't get their labs. But I have some kind of psychomotor disconnect when it comes to advancing the catheter and flushing. It's truly pathetic. I know that it's hard to say what I'm doing wrong when you haven't seen me do it, but does anyone have tips? I just can't advance that d(&* catheter properly! It bends, it kinks, and if by some miracle I get it in all the way, it's gone straight through the vein and it blows, or it just won't flush.