Q&A: Blood Draw from PIV

Q: Can a nurse ever draw blood from a PIV after it has been in situ? Or should that only be done at the time of insertion? A:  Yes, a nurse can draw blood from an existing peripheral IV and at the time of insertion. But as simple as it sounds, there are several factors…

Welcome 2015!!

Happy New Year and hope everyone is having a great start to 2015! 2014 was a great and challenging year not only for this blog but for healthcare in general.  In 2014, this blog turned five years old and I was very happy to have passed another milestone. Through this blog, I have met so…

To blog or not to blog…

Today was a great day, not only because its Friday but because I had the great opportunity to participate  in a discussion (podcast) on Insights in Nursing regarding the departure of a long time medical blogger from blogging. As a new blogger, I didn’t have much interaction with Mark Glencorse but I have read a…