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Withdrawing Medications from a Vial

Withdrawing Medications from a Vial Gather equipment. Check medication order against original physician’s order according to agency policy. Perform hand hygiene. Remove the metal or plastic cap on the vial that protects the rubber stopper. Swab rubber top with alcohol swab. Remove the cap from the needle by pulling it straight off. (Some agencies recommend […]

Withdrawing Medications from Ampule

Withdrawing Medications from Ampule Medical Equipments: Medical administration record (MAR) Sterile syringe and needle Extra needle of proper gauge and length according to the site of injection Ampule of prescribed medication Sterile gauze or alcohol swab Filter needle Nursing Procedures: Wash your hands. Hold the ampule and tap the top chamber quickly and lightly until […]