This sounds kind of stupid (I know, I know--there are no stupid questions...only stupid people =X), but I was just wondering:
Say you were ordered to give a small dose of IV push Ativan (say 2 mg and it was supplied as 2mg/ml in the vial). So, you decided to add some NSS to the vial so it is easier to draw up the tiny 1ml. Here is my question: Would you just lower the plunger to 1ml, inject into the NSS and then draw back 1ml NSS and then inject that right into the vial of ativan? OR...would you have to first push air into the Ativan bottle to break the vacum (or would injecting the 1ml of NSS into the Ativan bottle break the vacum?) Basically, I am concerned with the air bubble issues.
OK, that might have sounded confusing. So basically, is doing this ok:
1)Pull back syringe 1ml and inject that 1ml of air into the NSS vial.
2)Invert needle and pull back 1 ml of actual NSS.
3)Take needle and inject 1 ml NSS into Ativan bottle.
4)Draw back med (all of it, since it is ordered 2 mg/ml and that's what is in the bottle).
THANKS SO MUCH for help with this silly question =P