I know, another aspiration question from me, but I do have this question. Here is the scenario. During my last clinicals in med-surg, one of my patients was DM type 2. She received insulin 3 times during my shift. No problem, since I have cared for numerous diabetics and given lots of SQ inj. My instructor, had me aspirate with all of my SQ inj. We were taught to not aspirate in school. I am just curious if my fellow students are taught differently, or if there is current research saying we should now aspirate?
I guess there is not anything necessarily wrong with aspirating with a SQ (except heparinoids, perhaps), but everyone else I have asked about this practice say that they also do not aspirate with a SQ. I was mostly worried that she would dock me on my grade for medication administration safety, but all's well. Now, I am just genuinely curious and will probably do some research on the subject once I leave this site (may be awhile