Guide to Good Prescribing - A Practical Manual
(1994; 115 pages) [Arabic] [Bengali; Bangla] [French] [Korean] [Romanian] [Russian] [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 3. Dissolving dry medicine

Materials needed

Vial with dry medicine to be dissolved, syringe with the right amount of solvent, needle of right size (iv, sc or iv) on syringe, disinfectant, injection needle, gauze.


1. Wash hands.
2. Disinfect the rubber cap (top) of the vial containing the dry medicine.
3. Insert the needle into the vial, hold the whole upright.
4. Suck up as much air as the amount of solvent already in the syringe.
5. Inject only the fluid into the vial, not the air!
6. Shake.
7. Turn the vial upside-down.
8. Inject the air into the vial (creating pressure).
9. Aspirate the total amount of solution (no air).
10. Remove any air from the syringe.
11. Clean up; dispose of waste safely; wash hands.

Step 4

Step 5

Step 8

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