Just Admit It!!!!!

  1. Admit it Fess up...

    you ALL walk around walmart (or anywhere for that matter) and check out stranger's veins.

    I CANT be the ONLY one

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    About BrandyBSN

    Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 973; Likes: 38
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  3. by   meownsmile
    Guilty as charged!!!! Although i dont as much as i used to when i first started doing sticks after LPN school.
    My son (18) lifts weights, and I just love to tease him about the hoses he has running up and down his arms. LOL
  4. by   nightingale
    Doesn't everyone Brandy? lol... here I am 4 years later still checking out good ones and lusting after them, almost salivating when I get to "do one".

    A couple of weeks ago, I had an IV start. This was to change out an infiltrated IV. I had the time and was able to take my time (how nice). I got it the first time. The patient was surprised and very relieved having old bruises up and down his arms from unsuccessful sticks. It was a great feeling. YOu know the secret? I took my time and heh.. got lucky... yes I am good but am best wehn I take my time and find just the right vein. I do not try if I think I can not get it (we often have the flight team as back up).

    great thread... lol

  5. by   live4today
    I became a RN 14 years ago, and to this day if I see someone with good veins, I'm drooling over the desire to stick 'em one. :chuckle I loved starting IVs, doing blooddraws, giving injections. I'd get a rush just from the thought of going to start an IV. Now, 'aint that somethin'? :chuckle
  6. by   MitziK
    I catch myself doing this all the time too!
  7. by   mother/babyRN
    I think we probably ALL do that, especially when the patient you know you have to put the iv into doesn't have much in the line of good ones..Any Catholic person out there will understand that sometimes I have been known to pray to St. Anthony (The Saint of finding things that are lost), for a vein.....And, anyone married, engaged or otherwise involved with a nurse, knows right away their veins are going to be checked out right away.....
  8. by   susanmary
    Guilty as charged. Those outside nursing just don't understand. We are a unique bunch.
  9. by   Forevermomof5
    Okay....I might be weird but that is the one thing that I am entirely looking forward to. I am starting the program this fall and I cannot wait to learn how to stick 'em. At about what point in school do you learn to do this? I was thinking of taking a phlebotomy course just to have some fun and get used to it.

    So do you start learning procedures right away or do they wait until later semesters. I am entering in an ADN program.
  10. by   micro
    droolin, droolin, droolin......
    count micro here