Figure 1-11. Withdrawing medication.
(8) The prescribed amount of medication plus 0.2 cc is withdrawn while
keeping the needle immersed in solution.
Withdraw the needle.
(10) Verify the correct dosage. Refer to the doctor's orders
k. Clear Syringe of Air Bubbles. Use the following procedures (see figure
1-12) to clear the syringe of any air bubbles.
Hold the syringe with the needle pointing up.
Pull back on the plunger slightly to clear all medication from the shaft of
Flick the barrel lightly with your finger to force air bubbles to the top of
(4) Pull the plunger back slightly and push forward until the solution is in the
needle hub, clearing it of bubbles.
(5) Continue pushing plunger forward until the proper amount of medication
remains in syringe (excess medication is expelled).
Verify the correct dosage.
l. Cover needle with plastic protective cover to maintain sterility until the
injection is performed.