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  1. mi_dreamin

    Any facilities actually using an AccuVein? Any thoughts?

    I think so, we call it a veinfinder. IME, those who are "good sticks" don't care for it. Others love it. I'm somewhere in the middle. The reality is that I still have to be able to feel the vein (most of the time) in order to hit it so it is a nice tool but I don't grab it every (or even most) times I place an IV.
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    Growing up?

    A follow-up to my baby nurse post.... I had a patient who needed a second IVplaced d/t incompatible antibiotics. One of the patient care techs (PCA) on our floor is a student nurse also and was there precepting that day. I let hispreceptor know that my patient needed another IV and that he was welcome to try to place one. Two sticks later and no IV I went in a few minutes later and one stick = a perfectly placed IV I flashed back to my days as a student (one year ago) when I was the poor soul poking people 2-3 times with no success. I felt for a moment that perhaps I am becoming somewhat of a "grown-up nurse," just a little bit though Then I tried to suction my trach patient without covering the suction hole with my thumb and (temporarily) clogged her PEG tube...oh well...baby steps
  3. mi_dreamin

    Growing up?

    A follow-up to my baby nurse post.... I had a patient who needed a second IV placed d/t incompatible antibiotics. One of the patient care techs (PCA) on our floor is a student nurse also and was there precepting that day. I let his preceptor know that my patient needed another IV and that he was welcome to try to place one. Two sticks later and no IV I went in a few minutes later and one stick = a perfectly placed IV I flashed back to my days as a student (one year ago) when I was the poor soul poking people 2-3 times with no success. I felt for a moment that perhaps I am becoming somewhat of a "grown-up nurse," just a little bit though Then I tried to suction my trach patient without covering the suction hole with my thumb and (temporarily) clogged her PEG tube...oh well...baby steps
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