Patient Spotlight

  • Oct 17

    Patient Spotlight: Lisa Emrich’s Difficult IV Placements

    By Heather Michon | Nine times. That’s Lisa Emrich’s record for the number of attempted needle sticks to place an IV. In 2005, the freelance musician was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic condition where the body’s immune system eats away at the protective ... READ MORE »

  • Jun 28

    Patient Spotlight: Everly’s IV Infiltration Journey

    By Heather Michon | Lauren didn’t get to hold her baby girl for more than one minute after she was born. “ swooped up and taken away” Lauren recalls. “Then we didn’t get to see her for hours after that.” All eyes were on the ... READ MORE »

  • Jan 3

    Patient Spotlight: Jillian the Phlebotomist

    By Heather Michon | Jillian knows a thing or two about needles and veins. She’s a certified phlebotomist, trained to draw blood. She’s been on the receiving end of an IV more than once in her life: childbirth, medical procedures, and even routine exams. So ... READ MORE »

  • Oct 16

    Patient Spotlight – Small Patients, Big Challenges

    By: Heather Michon | Taylor was just a year old when she was admitted to a local pediatric hospital and placed on intravenous morphine. Insertion of an intravenous line is one of the most common procedures performed in hospitals, with an estimated 80% of patients ... READ MORE »

  • Sep 25

    Patient Spotlight – Caitlin King

    By Heather Michon | Caitlin King only got to hold her newborn twin girls for a few precious moments before they were whisked off to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). That’s where their journey began. Born at 32 weeks and six days, Abbie May ... READ MORE »

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