So why are Carpujects used? Is it to help control drug diversion? Is it somehow safer? I am so confused about the purpose of them because it doesnt change the way you administer the med. If its ordered for IV push then you push it...ect. I have google it but no answers...
Oct 8, '11
by Testa Rosa, RN
I like using my Carpuject when I can because it saves the step of having to draw up morphine into a syringe. However, it is against policy at my hospital to use anything smaller than 10cc syringes on central lines, so I draw up the morphine for those pts.
When I have a pt with a PIV who needs morphine, I reach for the Carpuject and and click the skinny morphine vial into it, and it saves me a step. If that pt needs morphine Q2hrs that saved step adds up so I find the jects valuable timesavers.....when I can use them.
I don't see them laying around our med room anymore so am hanging on to my last one. Worried where to get another one once this one disappears on me.
Last edit by Testa Rosa, RN on Oct 8, '11