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
Mar 20, '08I 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.
Mar 20, '08Quote from warpsterthere 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.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.Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Mar 20, '08 : Reason: Correction not hydrogen but nitrogen....
Mar 20, '08Hydrogen? You mean the highly flammable, even explosive gas hydrogen? Nitrogen I can believe...hydrogen though?
Mar 20, '08Quote from airforcernsorry my mistake....i did mean nitrogen :uhoh21: we certainly don't need anymore confusion...hydrogen? you mean the highly flammable, even explosive gas hydrogen? nitrogen i can believe...hydrogen though?