filter needles - page 2

I am new to traveling outside my state and recently discovered how big some differences are across the country. My question is this, Is it a practice to use filter needles when drawing up medication... Read More

  1. Visit  New CCU RN profile page
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    Filter needles, although... I never learned about them until I started practicing as a nurse.
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  3. Visit  Diana in Sweden profile page
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    Originally posted by New CCU RN
    Filter needles, although... I never learned about them until I started practicing as a nurse.
    you mean you never talked about in school then ? ... ok but I have been a nurse for 10 years in psych and there are LOTS of i.m. done there ..... I would be very pleased I find them on my next job though, I hope so
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    Originally posted by Diana in Sweden
    you mean you never talked about in school then ? ... ok but I have been a nurse for 10 years in psych and there are LOTS of i.m. done there ..... I would be very pleased I find them on my next job though, I hope so
    Nope, had never heard of them in school... I obviously now use them all the time but they were not taught in school.
  5. Visit  Geeg profile page
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    Why can't the drugs be supplied in vials instead of ampules? I am sure that it has something to do with $$. If I have the choice between two comparable drugs I always ask the doc to order the one that comes in the vial. Less glass for the nurse and the pt-since we are finding out that many hospitals don't provide filter needles.
  6. Visit  TinyNurse profile page
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    thanks for the article. In school I was taught to use filter needle with glass ampules. I have met nurses who say "well when I started nursing, we didn't even have filter needles, so it's no big deal." I use a filter needle to draw up, just cuz it's safer, and it only takes two seconds to change the needle( depending on your system)
    my question on ampules................ can you actualy "hold them upside down/draw, and having nothing fall out???? ( like they said in school)
    I haven't tried it as an RN yet, because I don't want to waste the med. hahaha
    Jen


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