My first IV on a mannequin!! How many of you guys remember your first IV? This is by far my favorite skill to perform as a nurse apprentice. I absolutely love hard sticks and the challenge of getting a "hard stick." Working with kiddos, A LOT of them tend to be hard sticks. First off, because they are wiggle worms, second off, they're normally dehydrated and their veins tend to blow when they're so tiny and dehydrated and lastly, they're tiny humans, so everything is a lot smaller on them and it's definitely a learning curve when it comes to sticking a pediatric patient. What is your favorite skill? Drop the answers below and tell me about your first time, was it a hit or miss?? 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 👀 peep that rock tho 💎💍
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You know your body better than anyone else, don't forget that! So here's a post for awareness: if you feel like crap- go get checked! And don't forget to always #CheckYourNeck because thyroid cancer is on the rise, so always add your TSH, T3 & T4 levels into your yearly blood work and if you notice your neck is slightly enlarged, go to your primary care physician and ask them to order an ultrasound. Be smart about your health, we only get one body- take care of it.