You look too young to be a nurse - page 4
Is something I hear from my patients constantly. I'm petite with I guess a lot of people consider a "baby face". I am told a lot that I look like I'm in my teens. Thanks? It used to not bother... Read More
0Apr 12, '13 by SaoirseRNI am fantastic at IV starts, and was called to pediatrics one day to start a line on a twelve year old. Of course, someone had put topical anesthetic on his arm where they figured I should try, but naturally the best places once I had the tourniquet on were not within the "numb" areas. Mom refused to let me try anywhere but the numbed areas, and of course I missed. She looked at me, then at the peds nurse behind me, and said, "I want somebody with more experience. You can leave now."
I didn't argue (no point), but I AM the one people call for a tough start and I don't often miss. The peds nurse who called me was in her fifties and could not start an IV to save her life, but all mom could see was I looked too young and she looked experienced so she should be the one to do it.