How to start an IV. Mastering the art of starting intravenous access is of paramount importantce in any medical emergency, but a skill not taught in depth in nursing or emt school.
In this book i will teach how I went from horrible to the "go to guy" for IVs starts in my emergency department.
This book covers:
Technique of how to start an iv
How to troubleshoot your iv
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"My name is Johan. I am a registered nurse who works in a fast paced emergency department. When I first started nursing I found the skill of placing peripheral intravenous access (IV) extremely difficult. Any new or experience nurse that works at an emergency department, must master this skill. Have you ever heard the saying, “if you don’t have access, you don’t have anything?” this is very true, let me explain.
Over 80% of patients that come to the emergency department will have an IV placed and so will 100% of patients admitted to medical floor. I want you to think back about the 3 sickest patients who you have taking care of, and wonder if you could have done anything without having access to their intravascular? Imagine treating cancer patients without the ability to administer pain medication and chemotherapy drugs or treating the ischemic stroke patient without the ability to give the amazing clot busting drugs of today. These are just two of leading cause of death in the United States. In your hands lies the very important duty of becoming proficient at this skill of placing IVs."