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Filter needles for glass vials? - page 5

Does your facility have/use filter needles for meds in glass vials? We were taught to use them in school, but I've never actually seen them on any floor I've been on, so I just do without.... Read More

  1. Visit  Racer15 profile page
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    I would never draw up a med from an ampule without a filter needle, you never know when a tiny bit of glass might break off into the medication.. And yes, when doing an IM injection, I always use one needle to draw up the drug, and a separate one to administer the injections. And I sure hope the nurses giving me shots do the same!
  2. Visit  TerpGal02 profile page
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    We didn't have filter needles at my last place of employment which was a community mental health agency. We gave a lot of antipsychotic depot injections. Haldol Dec almost always comes in ampules and was a favorite of our pdoc. It drove me up the wall but I had no say in ordering supplies. The more senior nurse didn't think it was a big deal.