Reply To: IV insertion skills

  • Chris Donaghey

    Member
    December 23, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Our hospital as a whole has an IV team but as we are attached to an adult hospital, they are uncomfortable with many kids outside of teenagers. They’re also limited by time. That said, we do things for ourselves based on necessity, more or less. All our staff, onc or not, practice on orientation. We do our lab draws and IV starts and I feel like expertise is just established by experience and desire to do even more than sticks on just the kids you have.

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    Chris Donaghey, RN, BSN, CPN, CPHON
    Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St Vincent
    Indianapolis, IN
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 12-23-2014 11:49 AM
    From: Kathleen Stakes
    Subject: IV insertion skills

    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.

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    Kathleen Stakes
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Winchester, MA
    United States
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    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 .
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    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?
    THANKS!!!

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    Debra Bruene
    University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
    Iowa City, IA
    United States
    (319)353-6825
    debra-bruene@uiowa.edu
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