Check label on ampoule against MAR for name, dosage, expirydate, characteristic of drug.
To ensure correct medication, doseand potency (1
Check label on the ampoule to
ensure right drug (2
Tap ampoule lightly and quickly with finger until fluid moves fromneck into ampoule.
Drains any fluid that collects above neck of ampoule into lower chamber.
Clean around neck of ampoule with alcohol swab
to reduce risk of infection.
8.Clean file with alcohol swab.
Place small piece of sterile gauze around the neck of ampoule.
Tobreak neck of ampoule easily.
Break neck of ampoule quickly and firmly using sterile gauze
to protect finger from injury.
Steady ampoule with one hand and insert needle of syringe withanother hand.
To withdraw medication without contamination.Ensure the needle does not touch the rim of the ampoule.
12.Aspirate medication into syringe by pulling back of plunger.13.Expel air bubbles :i.Hold syringe with needle pointing up.ii.Draw back slightly on plunger.iii.Push plunger upward to eject air.
Check drug in the syringe
to ensure right amount of medication.
Check label on ampoule against MAR (3
check).3.Recap needle with one hand.4.Bring syringe, ampoule and swab in the tray to the client.5.Administer medication to client.6.Dispose all used equipments and clean the tray / trolley.