Guide to Good Prescribing - A Practical Manual
(1994; 115 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentWhy you need this book
Open this folder and view contentsPart 1: Overview
Open this folder and view contentsPart 2: Selecting your P(ersonal) drugs
Open this folder and view contentsPart 3: Treating your patients
Open this folder and view contentsPart 4: Keeping up-to-date
Close this folderAnnexes
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 1: Essentials of pharmacology in daily practice
View the documentAnnex 2: Essential references
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 3: How to explain the use of some dosage forms
Close this folderAnnex 4. The use of injections
View the documentGeneral practical aspects of injecting
View the documentCHECKLIST 1. Aspirating from ampoules (glass, plastic)
View the documentCHECKLIST 2. Aspirating from a vial
View the documentCHECKLIST 3. Dissolving dry medicine
View the documentCHECKLIST 4. Subcutaneous injection
View the documentCHECKLIST 5. Intramuscular injection
View the documentCHECKLIST 6. Intravenous injection
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CHECKLIST 2. Aspirating from a vial

Materials needed

Vial with required drug or solution, syringe of the appropriate size, needle of right size (im, sc, or iv) on syringe, disinfectant, gauze.

Technique

1. Wash your hands.

2. Disinfect the top of the vial.

3. Use a syringe with a volume of twice the required amount of drug or solution and add the needle.

4. Suck up as much air as the amount of solution needed to aspirate.

5. Insert needle into (top of) vial and turn upside-down.

6. Pump air into vial (creating pressure).

7. Aspirate the required amount of solution and 0.1 ml extra. Make sure the tip of the needle is below the fluid surface.

8. Pull the needle out of the vial.

9. Remove possible air from the syringe.

10. Clean up; dispose of waste safely; wash your hands.


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