The first stick is always the most nerve racking. You get tachycardic and diaphoretic, close to passing out. But imagine your first stick is on a baby, a chunky little baby that is crying. But thankfully due to a helpful co-worker and the supervisor you are able to stick the baby ONCE and have it flush oh so smoothly.
Well, this situation just happened to me about a week ago and I could have done back flips because I was just so proud of myself to have a successful IV insertion AND for it to maintain patency!!!
As a new nurse, the first stick will always be something you remember forever, even if it doesn't go as smoothly as you may want it to go.
So yeah, a big hooray for me! :)
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