clexane administration

  1. can anyone definitively say which end of the barrel the air bubble should be at and why?
    Cheers PP
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  3. by   CritterLover
    [font="comic sans ms"]hmmm....i'm not sure what clexane is.

    however, i think you are asking a question about pre-filled syringes that have an "air lock" in them.

    if that is correct, then the air bubble should be closest to the plunger, not the needle.

    why? when you are giving the injection, holding the syringe at a 90 degree angle, the air lock goes in last, and clears all of the medicine from the needle. since you are giving a sub q or im injection, that little bit of air that might reach the patient will not harm him, but it does ensure that the patient gets all of the medicine, and in the case of heparin-like drugs, will help to keep them from getting bruised.
  4. by   TazziRN
    What Critter said.
  5. by   seotsi
    Thanks for reply's .. It's all clear now.
    PP
  6. by   IMustBeCrazy
    FYI

    "sold as Lovenox®/Clexane® in the United States and in France, and as Clexane® in most other countries in the rest of the world."
  7. by   shaa
    Hello to all:
    I need information that, what is the time limit between clexane injecting and removal of epidural catheter? if some has information it will be nice to share with us.
  8. by   kat40
    i've given fragmin and clexane sub cut and we've always been taught that the air lock is there for a purpose to ensure full delivery of the dose in the syringe. However the other day, i dont think i got all the air down to the plunger but as it's sub cut then that should be ok shouldnt it?

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