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Seriously, there has to be a market for it I'm pretty damn good you know.
One of my favorite tools is the Venoscope, which allows you to see under the surface of the skin to get access to veins you normally can't feel (especially when wearing gloves). Some might call it cheating, but I'll use any tool that causes patients less pain!
Anyway, it would never happen because of hospital policies etc, but it would be a super cool side job. "On Call IV Start Nurse". Discount for repeat customers because of course, I'd already know where all your good veins are . Just like I do on some of our regulars!
Re: Too bad I can't start IV's professionally
So funny, IVs on the black market
I've never had a problem getting an IV, I barely feel it. I don't know if I have good veins or just been lucky with my nurses.
this position should definitely exist. ken HATES needles and when he was in the hospital, the nurse trying to put in his IV ended up poking him over and over (i think we counted NINE times) and would even dig the tip of the needle around inside of his skin. he was freaking out - i was seriously afraid he was going to punch her. and then she said "i wish i had my glasses." WTF?!?
then another nurse came in and tried 3 times.
then they called up someone from the lab who got it in the 2nd time. he's a hard stick. and it doesn't help that he's a big baby when it comes to needles! and then the IV ended up getting infiltrated and they had to do it again... this time we knew to ask for person #3 from the lab.
we would have paid good money for someone who would have gotten it in one or two tries.
BFP 12.20.2010 :: missed m/c 1/2011 around 8 weeks
BFP @ 9dpo 5.24.2011 :: missed m/c 6/2011 around 7 weeks
positive for ANAs (1:40) with a speckled pattern
MTHFR c677t mutation (heterozygous)
*folic acid, baby asprin, Prometrium, acupuncture, Lovenox*
BFP @ 9dpo 2.1.2012 || HCG = 8 : Progesterone = 19.2
2nd HCG @ 11dpo = 40 || 3rd HCG @ 21dpo = over 5000!
Stick, little one, stick! EDD October 15, 2012