So i am about 6 months into my RN critical care residency as a new grad on my own. I am finding the following to be frusturating. 1. the reputation of doing a skill is not always. Available, such as IV's. 2. I have difficulty starting new IVs, i do try, but than end up having to rely on fellow nurses for help
Here is an example... I had a patient who arrived with only 2 peripheral ivs. Nrw orders. Propofol, amio, sodium acetate, levofloxacin, and flagyl. I know to look up compatability, but when items are not compatible in the same line i feel like i get flustered. I will at that point reach out for help. When i receive help, some are understanding others make me feel like an idiot, as if I should know how to connect the infusions all together. I know how to do a secondary line, i know that you can have 2 different infusions in tbeir own channels and than connect at the port below the pump and that the meds must be compatible, but because i am new i need time to figure out the organization and worry that my mind just does not think,quick enough to be in the. Icu
The seasoned nurses know right away.
Is their anyway to,improve?