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Epi irrigation for arthroscopy

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Hey y’all. When you make up bags of irrigation with epi, do you use a new syringe and needle every time? My instincts say yes, but I’m just learning this role and some facilities have different cultures and practices. I get being a steward of resources especially in today’s climate but anyway. Answer away! Hope you guys are staying sane amid all the ruckus

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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We no longer mix our own epi irrigation. It is mixed by pharmacy and picked up at the satellite pharmacy in periop in a patient by patient basis.

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I no longer work in a facility that does this, but yes, previously I used a new needle and syringe. Hope this helps.

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