Back in costa and over recent months my veins have been seriously abused. Last night it took 5 attempts to cannulate, which the medical team have just needed to use and it spectacularly failed! So had another cannula put in which took 4 attempts to do. The poor reg knows I'm really bad with needles and couldn't apologise enough. Especially as she's just let me get away without ABGs based on what my lungs are doing - which is nothing useful!
My question is - obviously my veins seem to be a bit screwed because of the number of times they have been used, and they are staring to go quite hard. Is this something that is likely to get better if they are used less/rotated? Of are they likely to stay scared and increasingly difficult to cannulate?
Sorry for randomness!! Laura x