Nurses Video Handbook Lesson 77
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To prepare medicine from an ampule for an injection, the small gauze pad is wrapped around the neck of the ampule and the top is snapped off quickly. The syringe needle is inserted, the ampule inverted and the plunger is pulled back slowly to allow the medicine to enter the syringe. When all of the medicine has entered the syringe, the needle is removed from the ampule.