Do most of you replace needles in between pulling and injecting?
- 05-17-2012, 10:36 AM
- 05-21-2012, 04:59 PM
Technically speaking, you should change the needle, but it isn't important. You should also aspirate the needle to avoid injecting a blood vessel, but there is conflicting literature on the subject. The most important thing is to maintain aseptic technique and avoid the sciatic nerve.
The reasoning has nothing to do with dirt or debris as you should always use alcohol to clean the vial before pushing the needle in. The reasoning is that a blunt needle will cause more trauma to patients, and thus more pain. If you are getting overly sore from injections, you might want to change the needle, but I have never felt the need.
- 05-21-2012, 05:27 PM
Originally Posted by TKconserveMy muscles are pharmaceutically enhanced.
05-23-2012, 04:04 PM
05-24-2012, 09:29 PM
I also always go slow in with the needle, although the chance of hitting any nerve where I inject is minimal, I see no need to go jamming it in there....Just in case.
Oh and have you seen what the tip of a needle looks like brand new, vs after it has gone through the rubber stopper... Under a microscope?
If you have, you would spend the extra 5 pennies to get some extra tips.
05-24-2012, 11:07 PM
Great advice! I already have the needles...I have 1.5 and 3/4". That's all I was able to get my hands on. So that far down on the quad is the right place? How is the mid point between hip and knee?Originally Posted by SteveOreno
My muscles are pharmaceutically enhanced.
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