I've been on a bad streak with starting IV's for the past couple weeks... I swear EVERY TIME I blow the vein.
Let me tell you how I normally start them... I obviously follow Policy and procedure so let's just go straight to inserting the needle... (btw policy is to use a saline wheel first), so after I put the wheel in, I come in from the side of the vein (normally the right side). I get it in the vein, start advancing it, and than the veing blows... I'm getting so frustrated. I know I can do it, but don't know what the heck the problem has been lately...
So my question is:
A. Do you go in over top the vein or from the side...
B. Do you have any advice/tricks/tips for me to get these in without blowing the vein all the time?
Thanks so much in advance!!!