Bear with me, i'm new to this. I have actually been an lpn for 5 years and have worked in a variety of settings, but I am really beginning to question if I should be doing this. The top reason is I hate giving injections. Right now I am working in a clinic and we give quite a few IM'S. I think my confidence is beginning to fade. I literally become ill thinking about giving injections and the thought of hurting someone scares me to death. We give shots to babies, which I am trying to get used to, but it just is so hard for me. Also, the other day I was giving a young man a TD shot in his deltoid and somehow when I was going to aspirate, i didn't have a good grip and the needle totally withdrew from his arm and I had to restick him, after explaining to him what happened he seemed ok, but then I just panicked and stuck him with the same needle, so now I am scared he will get infected. THis is so embarassing. Any advice.
Nov 20, '05
My advice might sound too simplistic, but it seems quite obvious to me.
Why don't you find a job that requires you to administer few or no injections? :stone