Place Assembled Needle and Syringe on Work Surface.
Leave the protective cover on the needle.
Leave the plunger pushed fully into the barrel.
(3) Put the assembled needle and syringe in a convenient place on the
Keep the assembled needle and syringe continually within range of
When you assemble a needle and syringe, you are responsible for maintaining
sterility of the equipment.
1-14. STEPS IN THE PROCEDURE FOR PREPARING AND DRAWING
MEDICATIONS INTO A SYRINGE
In this section, we will continue describing the procedures for giving an injection.
These procedures will differ according to the type of medicine and from the type of vial.
a. Verify Medication. The medical specialist should check the doctor's order or
the therapeutic documentation care plan for the type, route, and dose of medication to
b. Perform Patient Care Handwash. Wash hands according to instructions
provided in your previous training-whether you are in the clinic or field environment.
c. Gather Equipment. The following should be placed on the medication tray.
Correct type of medication.
Appropriate sizes of needles, including extras.
(4) Skin antiseptic IAW local policy such as alcohol or Betadine swabs,
sponges, or foil-wrapped germicide wipes.
Container for destruction and disposal of needle.
d. Assemble Needle and Syringe. See paragraph 1-13.