Reply To: IV insertion skills

  • Kathleen Stakes

    December 23, 2014 at 11:49 am

    This is a problem that we struggle with continually.  We have an IV team but there is no formal teaching process outside the IV team fro nurses who want to learn.  The IV team coverage is less on evenings and nights so we do the best that we can. 

    Kathleen Stakes
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Winchester, MA
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 12-23-2014 11:07 AM
    From: Debra Bruene
    Subject: IV insertion skills

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and APHON Open Forum .

    • How do staff become experts in IV insertions in your organization?
    • Does your organization have a venipuncture team?  If so, if they are not 24/7; 365 days/yr who supports IV insertions when the team is not present?  

      Debra Bruene
      University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
      Iowa City, IA
      United States