Check out those veins!

  1. Have I been a vascular nurse too long? Tell me I'm not the ONLY one! Does anyone else check out people's veins in the general public -- see someone and think "what great veins?" I promise, if I'm the only one who does this, I'll go to nurses anonymous. "My name is Susan Mary, and I haven't checked out anyone's veins for 3 days."

    Have I been in nursing too long? My husband just shakes his head and laughs. Truly, we all need to step back and laugh at our quirks sometimes.
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  3. by   CriticalCareOnc
    Oh no you are not alone! I'm not a vascular nurse but since IV teams are not too much "here" anymore, we have to start our own IV's. I've been a nurse for ten years. I've been checking out other people's veins for the past nine years. It's not a fetish is it? ROFL! :roll
  4. by   VickyRN
    Do it all the time!!!!
  5. by   dawngloves
    Oh, yeah! All the time.I look at big 'ole pipes and think, "18G, No problem! " I love palpating my husbands veins and wish everyones were as plump and springy! Sick, sick, sick!
  6. by   SICU Queen
    I check out veins ALL the time, although I have to be honest and say that when I saw the title to this post, I immediately thought of myself trying to check out the veins that are accumulating behind my knees from too many years of standing...
  7. by   NurzofFaith
    I'm Channa, a nursing student and I'm afraid I am becoming veins..LOL I will graduate in 5 weeks and since starting IVs in clinicals/skills lab I cannot help but look, I know I am virgin vein addict, but its SO fun..LOL

    My husband hates when I look at his hands and then work my way up..well you get the drift...can I join this addiction group too? Am I going to need therapy??

    ~Channa :chuckle
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  9. by   TracyB,RN
    LOL. I also need to join the group. When I am feeling a bit obnoxious, all I need to do is start palpating those beautiful veins my hubby has & say "This looks like a good one." He gets sooooo pale. It's too funny
  10. by   BrandyBSN
    My name is Brandy, and I am an addict
  11. by   kewlnurse
    I do it all the time and I contimplate sticking a 16 ga in my own cephalic vein it's so darn big
  12. by   ChristenLPN
    Despite being a very attractive man, my husband has recieved the ultimate compliment from only me- he has the most gorgeous garden hose veins you'd ever hope to feel! He will also ask me when we go out to keep my opinions on the veins of others to myself. Does this say addict to any of you?
  13. by   hapeewendy
    I'm not a vascular nurse but hell I check out ppls veins all the time!
    I also try to figure out what secret illnesses they may have and alla that morbid stuff

    you can take me away from my work
    but something medical will always follow me
    the other day I said to myself "wow I'd be okay if I ever needed an IV in my foot, look at this mother of a vein!" sad thing was, It excited me

    *hangs head in shame*
  14. by   zumalong
    I have been a vein person since 1988 when I started my first IV. I have been known to go to the gym just to find the weight lifters to see those bad boys pop up. (hubby doesnt believe about the reason I stare tho.)

    I must admit I tried a 16 gauge on a huge sucker (the vein not the patient) It was not fun, it was sticking as I was inserting (best way I can describe). It was like fingernails on a chalk board--won't do that large a gauge anymore.