Nursing Students reported that a nurse drawing insulin for a client, had removed one unit too much, therefore they re injected the needle into the vial and returned it. I am trying to link to a site or article that shows best practice.
Our conversation did talk about the possibility of cross-contamination, how insulin should be properly disposed of, and the dulling of the needle. As this is only one unit and I have seen nurses just eject it out of the syringe (not place it back into the vial). How have you seen it done at your facility for 1,3,or 5 units? Is it written in a hospital policy. I will reference the CDC's drawing up medication policy when we revisit this topic.