Confused about Carpuject??? - page 3

by newexcitednurse 14,542 Views | 30 Comments

So why are Carpujects used? Is it to help control drug diversion? Is it somehow safer? I am so confused about the purpose of them because it doesnt change the way you administer the med. If its ordered for IV push then you push... Read More


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    I love my Carpuject, and you will have to rip it out of my cold, dead hands. And, yes, I threw my first two into the sharps container. I bought my own off of Amazon (and gave some of them to my co-workers) because of the guilt of asking pharmacy for yet another one for myself.
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    Helps with the whole needle less system as well. Just added safety measures. The needle less connectors we use to draw up Meds are kinda large compared to a needle so it's a bit of a pain to use on those as well to draw up.
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    I use the 'ject for 99.9% of medication administrations. I work on an impatient hospice unit and give my fair share of morphine, Dilaudid and Ativan!! I have at least 2 in my pockets at all times. The pharmacy keeps plenty of them stocked for us!
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    Quote from ~*Stargazer*~
    I don't understand how carpujects could possibly cut down on diversion.
    I waste so much morphine and dilaudid from carpujects it seems like diversion would a bigger problem.
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    Quote from missy--kay
    I use the 'ject for 99.9% of medication administrations. I work on an impatient hospice unit and give my fair share of morphine, Dilaudid and Ativan!! I have at least 2 in my pockets at all times. The pharmacy keeps plenty of them stocked for us!
    When I was a home health and hospice aide I would occasionally fill in at the hospice residence my company ran. The LPN was like Wyatt Earp with those bad boys.
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    Its just super fast ....my vial was defective the other night so i had to draw it out and its a a minute or two more work ....plus your wasting yet another syringe and needle.
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    I refuse to use them. I draw ALL those up into syringes. I cant dilute meds in them without blowing the back end off/providing enough NS for my likings.
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    Quote from missy--kay
    I use the 'ject for 99.9% of medication administrations. I work on an impatient hospice unit and give my fair share of morphine, Dilaudid and Ativan!! I have at least 2 in my pockets at all times. The pharmacy keeps plenty of them stocked for us!
    But....you're diluting the Ativan, correct? So you shouldn't used a carpujet for that med.
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    Ended up with a tiny narcotic shower as a sn....didn't realize the stopper was rubber, and pushed air in before I drew up....lol....my preceptor about died laughing!
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    Quote from CCL RN
    But....you're diluting the Ativan, correct? So you shouldn't used a carpujet for that med.

    I have NEVER seen ativan come in a vial for compatiable with a carpujet but you only have to dilute ativan if it is being used in a perphial iv. Picc,Pac ect...does not not need to be diluted.


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