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How to read a syringe

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Alright guys this isn’t um this is not a skill like skill number such-and-such this is just me trying to tell you how to read a syringe in how to properly get the correct amount of medication in there i’m also going to show you how to properly put a needle on to the syringe okay i know some of you will go and that’s awful silly but you know it it it may not be for

Some people okay alright so this is a syringe okay this is this is what we draw a medication up into there are three milliliter syringes there are one milliliter syringes there are five milliliter 10 milliliter 60 milliliter they come in all different all different sizes okay they are marked on they’re marked with a graduated measuring system loops on it okay some

Of them each line in between is two and some of them each line is one so you’ll have to know what it is okay so for this this one which is a three milliliter you see the one is right here now if this is a half so that’s 0.5 so that means each line here is is one okay so if you had to draw 0.5 of the medication this black plunger this this thing right here oops

This thing right here this line see this line right here this this thing right here that’s what you want to line up with the numbers or the lines on the syringe okay so if i had to draw 0.5 of a medication i want to have that plunger on this line right there okay i don’t want it i don’t want it just above i don’t want it just below i want it right on that line so

That line disappears okay so you’re going to push the syringe or the medicine or get that that black plunger right on that half or that point five so that line disappears and you can’t see that line anymore that means you’re right on that means you’re right on the correct dosage that you need okay so let’s say that we had to draw up 1.2 milliliters okay so 1.2

Milliliters oops there we go so there’s this is the one right here right right we’re going to go 1 & 2 right there that is 1.2 milliliters of of medicine okay so anything that was in here okay is your medicine this is not this is just air down here right the plunger part okay you got it so that’s how you read a syringe now how you put on a needle okay you have

Your your syringe that has a lure they called a lower lock i believe part so you see that it’s like a male end okay a male end okay and then you have your needle okay and it has like a female end okay and opening so what you do is you just put the two together see just like this put the two together and turn it okay so it’s nice and tight nice and snug so that

Meant that see if i pull which i’m pulling it’s not coming off okay so so that means that my needle is snugly on my syringe and if i was to pull really hard my cover would come off of my needle okay all right and then i would recap it by putting the cap on the on the counter and sliding my needle into it okay a-and i’m able to lift see how i’m able to lift that

Cover and slide it right on to my needle that’s so that you don’t stick yourself okay that’s a safety thing you don’t ever ever ever ever i don’t ever want to see you doing this holding this i don’t ever want to see you holding this and sliding the needle in okay always put your cover down on the counter and slide your needle into it okay and then you can slide it

On and snap it on okay so that’s how to read a a syringe and how to put a needle on to the syringe as well as how to recap the needle safely okay

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How to read a syringe By Glad2brn