Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nervous excited... freaked out!

Tonight is the night that we are supposed to get our first "live" sticks in IV class!!

1.) I am so nervous about advancing the catheter correctly with 1 finger, while holding the stylet so that it does not reinsert!
2.) I am afraid my angle will be too deep and I'll blow the vein or something.
3.) I'm freaked out about the saline lock having a bubble when I flush it. Even with priming a bubble can happen!!


4.) I'm relieved at least its not on a real patient and its just on a, just as nervous, classmate!

So... How did you do on your first IV attempt?


  1. OMG! I think this is one of the things I am most nervous about when I get into nursing school! I can't wait until you report back with how it went. Good luck!!!

  2. I'm so jealous! We don't get to learn IV insertions in nursing school which seems weird to me. Good luck, and be sure to let us know how it goes!

  3. WOW so cool, we will be doing that spring semester!! How fun!