Just a really quick question that I needed to ask some of the nurses here. I'm a student that will be graduating in July. I have ten weeks of med-surg clinicals left and there's a good chance that I will be starting an IV on a patient. I really, really, really do not want to have a patient be my first stick. My school has a policy against sticking other students so weren't allowed doing that so we did it with (of all things) the stupid plastic on the back of the IV start kits.
I really don't feel comfortable with that especially since the only shots I've given are SQ ones.
My instructor told us that if given the chance we could take home some of the IV starts and practice on someone who was willing. So I took a few home with me and my boyfriend (being the great guy he is!) told me he'd let me do it. Now, I'm just making sure that this is 100% okay. I of course took home a bunch of alcohol pads as well. I asked my mom if she'd let me and she freaked out saying 'No I don't want any air bubbles!' lol. Now...I don't really think that this would cause air bubbles, would it? I don't want to kill my boyfriend!
Anyways, if there's anything really unsafe about this, please let me know! It's only the needle and catheter, there's no tubing or saline involved.