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Geekbabe

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Originally posted by: Pliablemoose
I've been at current job for >2 years after years in ICU & a decade + in ER.

Am in the PACU (recovery room) and one of the things we rarely ( like once or twice a year) is start IV's.

Last week we started rotating a bit & helping in the pre op part of the dept, and one of the big skills is starting IV's, and I intentionally kept my mouth shut about my mad IV skilz, so folks wouldn't pester me to help.

4 hours into my first rotation my co workers figured out what I've done for the last couple of years. :(

I've started over a dozen "problem" IV's for them this week already...

:( :( :(
Can't you get extra money per hour if starting difficult IV's is added to your job role? At our facility,whatever supervisor is covering the house gets to start/restart difficult cases.
 

cardiac

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Originally posted by: dakels
I was told about this but haven't seen it in action yet. Veinviewer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwCT8SaKnWU
The viewer probably does have it's place, but you can't beat the old fashioned way: by feel. I have seen a few ER nurses that can't start an IV if they can't "see" it. Not a good way to improve your skills....

I like the moniker "Reliable Pliable"...... :)
 

sniperruff

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Originally posted by: Capt Caveman
And I thought this thread was going to be about you getting fired. I'm disappointed.
yup. look at it this way, you'll get more work but now you are viewed as an expert among your peers. a big + IMO.
 

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