I just found out that we as students will not be starting IV's and that this is an advanced skill that will be acquired after I graduate.
I've read other posts were students are starting IV's so I am wondering is it just because my hospital has their own IV team, or is it a "sucky" nursing school?
I kind of feel dissappointed. I had assumed that this would be a very basic Nursing skill I would learn.
Any one care to comment? Is this the norm?
Oct 7, '06
Gosh, starting IVs is one of the first skills that we learnt in our tutorials, and all of the wards I have been to have allowed us to do it.. strange I think...
edited to say: okay so my teminology is different to everyone else's here, by starting an IV I thought you meant putting up a bag. We don't learn to cannulate (as we say) until the hospital trains us in it when were are an RN.
Last edit by vrhodes on Oct 7, '06
Oct 7, '06
bummer! I have started 5 Iv's and I am in my 3rd semester. We also get an outpt experience where we get to start as many as we can possibly handle, mine is coming up soon!
we are not allowed to start pediatric IVs, but could start them in OB, on the mom. We also gave the newborns their K shot !!!!!!
Last edit by moongirl on Oct 7, '06