Failed IV attempt - page 2
I had an opportunity at work to start an IV and failed after 3 tries. My confidence has been shot down. I was able to get a blood return, so I must have punctured through the back wall. I am not sure... Read More
Dec 11, '08Occupation: RN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Emergency ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 284; Likes: 281In my program, in our Med Surg I class, we all have a day out of normal clinicals where we go to one day surgery and start IVs. I was allowed to start 3. I missed every single one. Everyone else in my clinical group got at least two. I was so down on myself for about a week. And then I realized that you know what? You can't be perfect at everything the first time you try and sometimes things just take practice.