Mixing medications 2 vials insulin.docx - Mixing medications 2 vials(Script Perform hand hygiene If insulin is cloudy roll vial between your hands Do

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Mixing medications 2 vials (Script) Perform hand hygiene. If insulin is cloudy, roll vial between your hands. Do not shake it. Place both vials on the counter and clean their tops with alcohol swabs. Use an insulin syringe of the appropriate size based on the calculation of total insulin units ordered. Check the expiration date on the syringe packaging. Unwrap syringe, remove the cap, and place it on the medication cart. Draw sufficient air into the syringe to equal the number of ordered units of cloudy, intermediate acting insulin. Keep the vial of cloudy, intermediate insulin on the counter: o Insert the needle straight into the vial, do not let needle touch the solution. o Inject air from the syringe into the vial, keep the plunger depressed. o Remove the syringe from the vial. Draw sufficient air into the syringe to equal number of ordered units of clear, rapid-or-short acting insulin. Keep the vial of clear-or-short acting insulin solution on the counter: o Insert the needle straight into the vial.
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  • Fall '19
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