So I was attempting an IV insertion, hit flash, and then lowered and attempted to insert. Couldn't, figured I would pull back a tad and try again, no luck. So I figured I needed to start over, pulled the catheter out... Low and behold.. The needle had pierced the plastic catheter and completely bent it. I did check, the tip was definitely intact and the piece had not fallen off..I told the nurse educator and she said not
But it hear I am, three weeks later, scared out of my mind as the patient unexpectedly passed two weeks later! I am struggling to sleep and am looking for advice. Has this ever happened to someone when attempting an IV insertion? I am sure that the tip was intact, but am still freaking out! Advice so needed! I don't know whether I am at fault!