Why Does My IV Hurt?

The Impact of Staff Burnout and Fatigue on IV Safety

Why Does My IV Hurt?

It’s normal for some patients to experience brief discomfort during IV insertion and IV removal. But other than that, having an IV shouldn’t hurt.

Let’s look at what’s considered normal, what isn’t, and when you should alert your medical team.

References
Does IV needle hurt? – https://www.healthtap.com/user_questions/101593-does-iv-needle-hurt
Severe nerve damage caused by IV line – https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/case-studies/severe-nerve-damage-caused-by-iv-line/
35 IV Therapy Tips & Tricks for Nurses – https://www.nursebuff.com/iv-therapy-tips-and-tricks-for-nurses/
Complications of peripheral IV therapy – https://www.nursingcenter.com/ncblog/february-2015-(1)/complications-of-peripheral-i-v-therapy
What is IV infection? – http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/i/iv_infection/basics.htm
Helm, Klausner, Klemperer, Flint & Huang. (2015). Accepted but Unacceptable: Peripheral IV Catheter Failure. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 38(3), 189-203. https://doi.org/10.1097/NAN.0000000000000100
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