(b) Grasp the syringe by the barrel with the free hand.
Pull the syringe from the packaging.
(d) Dispose of empty packaging in appropriate receptacle.
Syringe in hard plastic tube (cartridge package).
(a) Press straight down on top of the tube with your thumb or use
(b) Press until you hear a distinct click. The click indicates the seal has
not previously been broken. If you don't hear the click, discard the syringe and get
Lift the top (cap) off the tube (cartridge) and put it down on your
(d) Grasp the syringe by the barrel with a free hand.
(e) Pull the syringe from the tube (cartridge) on your working surface.
Be careful not to contaminate the needle adapter of the syringe.
Put the empty tube (cartridge) on your working surface.
(g) Using the free hand, hold the syringe between the first two fingers
with the needle adapter forward, pointing away from the back of the hand.
f. Inspect Plunger of Syringe.
(1) Grasp syringe with the nondominant hand and pull plunger back and
forth checking for smooth and easy movement.
(2) Visually check the rubber stopper (inside the syringe) to ensure that it is
attached securely to the top end of the plunger, forming a seal. The rubber stopper may
become stuck or detached from the top end of the plunger, breaking the seal.
(3) Discard the syringe and select another if the plunger is stuck or does not
move smoothly. Repeat steps c through e above.
g. Unpack Needle. Remove the needle from its packaging without
contaminating it. Any contamination of the needle may cause infection to develop in the
Peel the sides of wrapper apart and expose the rear end of the needle.