Where should the BUBBLE Be - page 6

ok..regarding lovenox injections....where should the air bubble be... I was told the TOP...but what exactly is that.....top meaning bottom of plunger? OR TOP meaning part where the needle is? No,... Read More

  1. by   Warpster
    I know I'm a little late to this, but using physics and critical thinking skills, the answer should be obvious.

    Unless you want to assume a very uncomfortable and embarrassing position and want the patient to do the same, the air bubble will float to the top of the medication, just under the plunger, before you inject it.

    That's your answer. There is no rationale for injecting the air first, and it requires gymnastics from people who shouldn't be doing them for you to do so.
  2. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from warpster
    there is no rationale for injecting the air first, and it requires gymnastics from people who shouldn't be doing them for you to do so.
    there is no air bubble, it is nitrogen, not air. that aside, for years when they did recommend the bubble go in first...i gave many a lovenox with the bubble going in first and it did not require any kind of gymnastics on my part or the patients. it was just as easy as injecting it last. fyi.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Mar 20, '08 : Reason: Correction not hydrogen but nitrogen....
  3. by   AirforceRN
    Hydrogen? You mean the highly flammable, even explosive gas hydrogen? Nitrogen I can believe...hydrogen though?
  4. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from airforcern
    hydrogen? you mean the highly flammable, even explosive gas hydrogen? nitrogen i can believe...hydrogen though?
    sorry my mistake....i did mean nitrogen :uhoh21: we certainly don't need anymore confusion...

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