Ampules contain single doses of medication in a liquid They are available in

Ampules contain single doses of medication in a

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Ampules contain single doses of medication in a liquid. They are available in several sizes, from 1 mL to 10 mL or more. An ampule is made of glass with a constricted neck that must be snapped off to allow access to the medication. A colored ring around the neck indicates
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Shivani Patel where the ampule is prescored so you can break it easily. Carefully aspirate the medication into a syringe with a filter needle. The use of a filter needle prevents particulate matter such as small glass fragments from entering the syringe. Replace the filter needle with an appropriate-size needle or a needleless access device before administering the injection. 8. What is the Z track method and when would it be used? Used for intramuscular injections and it reduces local skin irritation by sealing the medication in muscle tissue . 9. How do you properly administer an intramuscular injection? It is recommended that, when administering IM injections, the Z-track method be used to minimize local skin irritation by sealing the medication in muscle tissue. To use the Z-track method, put a new needle on the syringe after preparing the medication so no solution remains on the outside needle shaft. Then select an IM site, preferably in a large, deep 651muscle such as the ventrogluteal muscle. Place the ulnar side of the nondominant hand just below the site and pull the overlying skin and subcutaneous tissues approximately 2 to 3 cm (1 to 1.2 inches) laterally or downward. Hold the skin in this position until you administer the injection. After preparing the site with an antiseptic swab, inject the needle deep into the muscle. Grasp the barrel of the syringe with the thumb and index finger of the nondominant hand and slowly inject the medication if there is no blood return on aspiration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer recommends aspiration when administering immunizations to reduce discomfort. The needle remains inserted for 10 seconds to allow the medication to disperse evenly rather than channeling back up the track of the needle. Release the skin after withdrawing the needle. This leaves a
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  • Hypodermic needle, Syringe, Intramuscular injection, Subcutaneous injection, Shivani Patel

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