IV Reconstitution Video March 2010

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16 Responses to “IV Reconstitution Video March 2010”

  1. analucuta says:

    how come your vials have their cap on inside the hood?

  2. Patrizia Meja says:

    This was so helpful I took a Pharmacy Tech class and it was taught by a
    local Pharmacy retail store Pharmacist. She did not know how to hold the
    syringe correctly and did not tell us about the swoop method. I’m going to
    take the class again hopefully by someone who works in a hospital.

  3. Elizabeth Ortiz says:

    I really needed this! Thank you!

  4. Roxasforreel says:

    Thanks for the video! I have a question though, when withdrawing liquid
    from the reconstituted powder vial, I insert the needle correctly, away
    from the initial insertion, using the same technique. However, when I try
    to withdraw liquid, drops keep coming out of the initial hole.

    My teacher said it may have to do with pressure, but I even withdrew it
    slowly and gently to ease whatever pressure there may be and it’s still
    happening. What do you think is the issue?

  5. Mariam Wanis says:

    @classmateofmine No problem! Glad it was of help.

  6. Ranya Elguendy says:

    Do you have any more videos on infusion? I would like to learn more about
    chemotherapy prep. and I can’t find enough sources. Thanks

  7. classmateofmine says:

    I’m in my first year but this really helped me alot. Ty!

  8. hellokittydimaggio says:

    @Adonai3848 OK THANKS. AND i asked b/c i AM IN PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
    PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL. what do you mean one way needle? We will
    be doing this soon in my class using a filter needle tho for so that
    there’s no positive pressure when we insert the liquid into the powder 🙂

  9. hellokittydimaggio says:

    Hi, are you using the same needle you drew the liquid up in and what kind
    of needle is it? Why did you not use a venting needle ? 🙂 thanks, i’m just
    wondering for educational purposes

  10. Mariam Wanis says:

    if a drug is known to need filtering at the step of injecting into a
    minibag ( after reconstitution) , this will usually be indicated in the
    package insert or on the box where you got the vial (a filter needle with
    0.5 micron is needed, for example). Not all cases will require a filter
    needle; so technically yes, you can use the same needle that you
    reconstituted with unless otherwise indicated to use filter needle at the
    last step. (don’t forget a filter needle is a ONE WAY needle).

  11. geaR says:

    very informative!

  12. cutiepie1811 says:

    I don’t mean to be smart ass. But you need a new alcohol swab for each port
    or vial. You also need to do a swabbing motion away from you, ie, towards
    the clean air. Your fingers were also partially blocking the air when you
    were pushing air in vial and drawing it out. You need to hold the needle
    and the bottle the closest you can to the clean air by rotating your hands
    a little more. I think that would make for better form. That’s what I’m
    learning in pharm school.

  13. Mariam Wanis says:

    @sweetviciousmellons Sterile IV medications are never prepared in patient’s
    rooms. Rather, they are prepared in a sterile IV room in the infusion
    department of the hospital pharmacy, often referred to as “the clean room”.
    The hood would be inside the clean room. I hope that answers your question.

  14. Samuel Befekadu says:

    Umm I like this video but I got point 5 reduced because I did not label and
    intial the bag. If this video had labeling step at the end I would get A+
    on my practice final. No blaming because I completely relay on the video
    than reading my book.

  15. Kathryn Wheeler says:

    cutiepie – you can reuse the same alcohol pad as long as it doesn’t leave
    the hood. Typically about 5-7 swabs per alcohol pad (before it starts to
    dry out). When you swab, if you have a horizontal hood, you can swab from
    left to right, because it’s the alcohol on the vial that is killing the
    bacteria. I have been compounding IVs for over 10 years and am a Clinical
    Oncology Pharmacist (I do this EVERY DAY).

  16. Antonio Ahumada says:

    Thanks for the video, it made a lot of things clearer

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