I have the summer off and have some syringes and sterile water to practice with so here is the problem I seem to have. How does a person hold a vial or an ampule in one hand (the nondominant hand) while pulling down on the syringe (without touching the needles to the sides of anything) and all the while using one hand to pull the med out and steady the syringe? And while pulling down on the syringe I cannot seem to keep myself from touching the plunger part of the syringe.
I am all fumbles when it comes to this. I cannot for the life of me put the needle into the ampule without touching the sides of the ampule, nor can I figure out how to keep the needle from touching the sides of the ampule when I invert it.
Now, when I come to having to do this for the first time on a real live patient, my shaking hands will really add to this issue.
Does this all come with lots of practice and should I just keep plugging along with my practicing? Every time I watch a video the nurses all make it look so easy.
Any tips would be appreciated.