Recapping needles - page 2

We were having a discussion about this in clinical today and I was hoping to get some input.. I know that you should never recap a needle, but are there instances which are unavoidable and it... Read More

  1. by   MikeyJ
    I understand the no capping after giving an injection but never understood not recapping after preparing an injection. If you happen to poke yourself, then so be it... you prepare a new injection. Obviously, you don't want to be careless about it, but if it happens it happens.
  2. by   IrishIzCPNP
    We recap if we pull up a med that is done by injection. I am certainly not about to draw it up and leave it uncapped until I get into the room to give it.

    We never recap dirty.