Information of IV Injection Pad
l Structure: It has four veins of two different colors.
l Two open green veins can be used for intravenous injection exercises
l Two closed red veins can be injected and produce blood return.
First, inject the red liquid into the red veins, and then use the blood collection device set to collect blood.
l The simulated skin iv injection pad includes skin layer, fat layer and muscle layer.
IV Injection Practice Instruction
Step 1. Get ready
Gather your supplies. You’ll need:
l 2 needles (one for drawing the medicine from the bottle (vial), another for giving the injection)
l Alcohol pads
l 2-by-2-inch gauze pad
l A special container to throw out the used needles and syringe (sharps container). You can buy a sharps container at a drugstore or medical supply store. You can also use an empty laundry detergent bottle, or any other puncture-proof container and lid.
Wash your hands well with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after all injections.
Step 2. Prepare your medicine
l Be sure you have the right medicine. Look at the label on the medicine bottle and make sure it matches the name of the medicine you were prescribed.
l Check the expiration date. If it is past this date, throw the medicine away.
l Don’t use the medicine if it is discolored or has anything floating in it.
l Clean the rubber stopper on the top of the bottle each time with an alcohol pad. Don’t touch the top of the bottle after it has been cleaned with the alcohol.
Step 3. Prepare your needle and syringe
l Attach the needle to the syringe, if it is not already attached.
l Take off the needle cap or needle guard and pull back on the end of the syringe (plunger).
l Draw air into the syringe. The amount of air should be equal to the amount of medicine you need to take. Be careful. Don’t touch the needle.
l Insert the needle into the rubber stopper on top of the medicine bottle. Push down on the plunger to push the air into the bottle (Image 1).
l Leave the syringe in the bottle. Now turn the bottle upside down so that the bottle is on top and the syringe is on the bottom (Image 2).
l Make sure that the tip of the needle is below the level of the liquid in the bottle. Pull back on the plunger. This will cause the medicine to fill the syringe (Image 3).
l Stop pulling the plunger when the right amount of medicine is in the syringe, but don’t remove the needle from the bottle.
Step 4. Remove any air bubbles
l Check the syringe for air bubbles.
l To remove air bubbles, tap the barrel of the syringe with your finger or knuckle. This will move any bubbles to the top of the syringe (Image 4).
Push the plunger up to remove the air bubbles from the syringe.
Pull back on the plunger once more to fill the syringe with the correct amount of medicine.
Repeat these steps until all air bubbles are gone.
l Remove the needle from the bottle.
l If your healthcare provider has told you to replace the needle with a new one, then do so as instructed.
Step 5. Clean the injection site
l Clean the injection site with an alcohol pad and let it dry before injecting.
Step 6. Inject the medicine
l Insert the needle straight into the prepared injection site. Use a quick downward motion (Image 5).
l Push down on the plunger at a steady rate. Inject all the medicine in the syringe.
l Remove the needle by pulling the syringe and needle up and away from your body（injction pad）.
l Release the stretched skin.
l Press a 2-by-2-inch gauze pad onto the site.
l Hold the pad tightly for a minute.
Step 7. After the injection
l Never recap a needle you have used for an injection.
l Throw the needle and syringe away in your sharps container. Make sure the needle and syringe fit easily in the container and that the needles point down. Don't put your fingers into the container. When the container is full, follow the instructions for disposing of the container.
l Put all other supplies in the trash.
l Wash your hands again.