Reconstitution of Medications

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Procedure Guidelines

9.28 RECONSTITUTION OF MEDICATIONS

INDICATIONS:

  • Preparation of Glucagon or Solu-Medrol


EQUIPMENT:

  • Diluting Solution.
  • Glucagon Powder.
  • Sterile 1 ml syringe.
  • Alcohol swab.


PROCEDURE:

  • Remove the flip-off seals on bottles Nos. 1 and 2 (Glucagon).
  • Wipe rubber stoppers on both bottles with the alcohol swab.
  • Pull up 1/2 ml of air.
  • Inject the air into the diluting solution bottle (No. 1). Keep the tip of the needle in the solution and withdraw the entire contents of the solution.
  • Remove syringe from bottle No. 1 and insert into bottle No. 2 (Glucagon powder). Inject all of the diluting solution into bottle No. 2.
  • Remove syringe and dispose of properly. Shake bottle No. 2 gently until the Glucagon powder dissolves and the solution becomes clear.
  • Administer the Glucagon or Solu-Medrol immediately after reconstituting.