filter needles - page 2

by HSRN | 13,747 Views | 15 Comments

Are there nurses out there that do not use filter needles because it is not available in their practice setting, other reasons?... Read More


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    I have never used one in my life (Australia).
  2. 0
    I was a traveler in a dialysis unit which had no filter needles. 18g needles were used to draw up the Ferrlicet from the ampules. This practice always really bothered me.
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    http://www.aacn.org/AACN/practice

    Under search put in filter needles
    I guess I exagerated saying 1000s of glass particles...around a hundred but depends on ampule size
  4. 0
    When I worked in Canada we never used them.
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    It is my understanding that filter needles are only required for drawing from a glass amp that you break open.......are they necessary for such things as Solumedrol, or protonix, which have the rubber stoppers?......

    as far as the Phenergan, we don't use filters for that however we do mix the Phenergan in 10ml sterile saline before injecting....
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    Do you need to use a filter needle when giving protonix? Also, how is it usually given? Over 2 mins or over 15? I'm a student and I'm giving it the first time and I'm a little confused on how it is done.

    Thanks.


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