New Nurse. Normal Saline syringe help.

  1. Hello,
    I'm a brand new nurse that is training as a circulator.
    I'm sorry in advance if this seems like a silly question, but I need help with IV flush syringes.
    When handing off meds to my scrub tech, my scrub tech picks up her medicine cup so that I can place normal saline from my 10 ml normal saline syringe.

    However, when i begin to administer, I feel resistance with the syringe and push on it harder, and the normal saline squirts rather harshly and I'm afraid that I may contaminate. How do I push on the syringe more smoothly so that the normal saline doesnt squirt and back fire? Are there any tricks to this?
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Rose_Queen
    Pull back on the syringe a little at first. It helps break the seal.
  4. by   WhoDatWhoDare
    This is true of the sterile water syringes in Foley kits too