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The Correct Use of Syringes

A syringe should be used only
once and disposed of safely.
(3,5,6,17,59,76,77)

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2 When drawing up insulin, the
air equivalent to the dose
should be drawn up first
and injected into the vial to
facilitate easier withdrawal.

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3 If air bubbles are seen in the
syringe, hold syringe with
needle uppermost, tap the
barrel to bring them to the top
and then remove the bubbles
by pushing the plunger to expel
the air.

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Syringe and needle should be
disposed of safely, for example
using a sharps box.

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5 Under no circumstances should
any HCP re-sheath needles. (153)

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6
Any HCP who is required to use
a lifted skin fold must exhibit
caution to avoid needle stick
injury.

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