RE: how do you perform a peripheral IV insertion practice?

I’m a new grad RN and I would like to learn how to practice peripheral iv insertion and be good at it before inserting an intravenous catheter to my pt. I’m a little scared but I would like to become good at it. Would someone help me how to get better doing piv insertion? Any experience RN or nurses out there?

Nurse Rock Asked on August 4, 2015 in RN.
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Intravenous (IV) insertion is challenging. The key to successful IV catheter insertion is “practice.” Since you mention that you’re a new grad, I would say that bring that textbook lesson into reality. Follow the procedure carefully, don’t forget to have the needle bevel up before insertion. Break up the seal of the catheter before insertion too. Use the appropriate size of the iv catheter for the right patient (pt). Once you get the basics down, it is just a matter of doing IV insertion again and again. “Keep Calm and Nurse On!”
admin Answered on August 4, 2015.
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