January 12, 2011 4:36am CST
Which is harder to insert IV... pedia or geriatrics...
12 Jan 11
i think it's harder to insert an IV in geriatric patients. first hand experience in the hospital. geriatric veins tend to be collapsed, or tend to collapse once an IV is inserted. while pediatric patients, though their veins are smaller, it's easier to make them prominent. you just have to hold them really still to avoid hurting them.
12 Jan 11
Thank you so much for making that clear Kay... its been days of practice and that is what I've been observing. There was one time that I thought I was in already for the veins where very prominent but oh, it was not easy as I thought it would...
17 Jan 11
Geriatric Patients : Their veins collapsed easily,Too many wrinkles (I'm sorry),I feel so sorry when I try to push the needle in their veins. Pedia Patients: veins are hard to find, Cry immediately,reinsertion is always possible since they try pull the IV line or they move too much, Needles to small for my liking, overprotective (or overbearing)parents heheh :)