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New needle, new syringe – every time!

November 30, 2010

Always:

  • Follow aseptic practices during the preparation and administration of injected medications. 
  • Use medications packaged as single-use vials for only one patient.

Never:

  • Administer medications from the same syringe to more than one patient, even if the needle is changed. 
  • Enter a vial with a used syringe or needle.

Originally published in the November 30, 2010, issue of The Link

 


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