To aspirate or not to aspirate - page 2
Do you aspirate for blood when you give an insulin sub q injection? What are the pros and cons? My facility bases it's policy on our pharmacy's policy, which is TO aspirate. None of the nursing... Read More
0Aug 29, '07 by leslie :-Di found this link from abbott diabetes care.
it's a long link to type out...hope it works.
and i have never aspirated either.
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0Aug 29, '07 by leslie :-Dok, the link didn't work.
if you type "aspirate" in the search box, it will yield one result.
click on the blue typed "insulin".
it is the 14th question down.
question: "injecting insulin-aspirate?"
anyway, the answer is there.
no, you do not aspirate.
and the q/a is from 3/06.
0Aug 29, '07 by bigsyisHmmm. I haven't given any in a couple of years, but it is good to know what is considered correct now.
We were taught not to aspirate when giving Heparin (and Lovenox, later), but always to aspirate when giving insulin.
0Aug 29, '07 by Larry in FloridaQuote from Inquisitive oneYou do not aspirate when giving insulin SQ.Do you aspirate for blood when you give an insulin sub q injection? What are the pros and cons? My facility bases it's policy on our pharmacy's policy, which is TO aspirate. None of the nursing schools in the area teach this and some of our new nurses are having difficulty remembering to do this. What have you been taught? Thanks.
Larry RN in Florida