Quote from Scarlettz
Yes lol! I don't mind giving IV medications but I hate starting IVs. It is certainly not my strong suit. I have been in med-surg for a little over 2 years and probably only started less than 20 IVs successfully.
Many of the psych nurses are not great at starting IV's, especially on the units that rarely start them.
Many of those nurses have only psych experience, so it is not unusual that they may need to find another nurse (usually with prior medical floor experience) to help them out.
We don't judge because we know it's something many don't do often at all or haven't done in awhile.
I know I'm not always successful and may need to ask for help.
Don't let it keep you from considering psych.
If you hate IV's, consider a lower acuity adult unit and avoid gero.