Carpuject!? - page 2

by hendersonar 12,834 Views | 15 Comments

My hospital uses the carpuject cartridges, but not the injectors. We draw up the meds into a syringe with a blunt tip and just give it that way. My question is this: do you inject any air into the cartridge? I was always... Read More


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    No air. I think it is pretty simple with the top popping off--you inject air up into it, increase the pressure, top pops off. Using the laws of physics, this is pretty simple. Not sure what this other nurse was thinking.
    sallyrnrrt likes this.
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    Nope. If I HAVE to draw up with a syringe I use my fingernail to push the stopper to break it free. Then when I draw it up the stopper moves down to prevent a vapor lock and it draws up easily. I would ask your pharmacy if they have an extra carpujet, there are usually some sent with large shipments.
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    Be an advocate for yourself and encourage the hospital to acquire the necessary equipment (carpuject holders). Safety should always be a priority!
    TriciaJ and sallyrnrrt like this.
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    No air.
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    Get your hands on a Carpuject thingy and keep it in your pocket with all your work stuff. Consider it your personal property. Much simpler with Carpuject cartridges. Also, I know I'm in a minority, but I hardly ever inject air into anything. Unless there's a vapour lock and I can't draw up. Generally, I just put the needle through the stopper and have no problems.
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    I have never pulled the medication out of the carpuject syringe. I screw a 1 1/2 inch blunt tip needle to the carpuject syringe and then use the cap of the needle as a plunger to push the medication into whatever type of syringe I need for that administration. Works like a charm. Never had one blow up on me .... yet 😊.


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