Carpuject!? - page 2

by hendersonar

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.
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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.