This video is so beautiful, if only because when the instructor says “Stick,” and the student’s nervous hands are hovering over the vein, struggling to hold the syringe steady, she says, “I can’t.” And her instructor says, “Yes you can. Do it. Now. Now,” and then she does it, and you can hear her whoosh of relief and pride in her exhalation. It reminds me so much of my training, of EMS in general really. That sense of, “I can’t do this,” and a patient voice behind you or in your head, a memory of the instructors who got you here, insisting that “Yes you can. Now. Now.”
>you should see them freak when they do their first IO
>it’s like dude, you got this —calm down and just drill the leg
>then they pull the trigger and the needle spins and it’s like NOPE
I give props to the teacher for being so encouraging…HOWEVER the technique of that girl having her index finger right above the needle? You are a needle stick waiting to happen. In addition, what the fuck is that scotch tape doing on the needle?