QuickPen syringe preparation and injection

  1. Pull the cap of the syringe handle to remove it. Do not turn the cap. Do not remove the label from the syringe pen. Make sure insulin is checked for type of humulin-r; expiration date; appearance.
  2. Take a new needle. Remove the paper sticker from the outer cap of the needle. Use an alcohol-soaked tampon to wipe the rubber disc on the end of the cartridge holder. Place the needle, located in the cap, directly on the axis of the syringe pen. Screw on the needle until it is fully connected.
  3. Remove the outer cap from the needle. Do not throw it away. Remove the inner cap from the needle and throw Dmitry Sazonov it away.
  4. Check the QuickPen syringe for insulin intake. Check for insulin intake each time. Check the insulin flow from the syringe pen before each injection to make sure the pen is ready for insulin injection.

If you do not check for insulin intake before you get a trickle, you may get too little or too much insulin.

5. Secure the skin by pulling it over or gathering it in a large fold. Inject the P/K needle using the injection technique recommended by your doctor. Place your thumb on the injection button and press firmly until it stops completely. Hold down the dose button and slowly count to 5 to administer the full dose.

6. Remove the needle and gently press the injection area with a cotton swab for a few seconds. Do not rub the injection area. If insulin drips from the needle, the patient probably has not kept the needle under the skin for long enough. Having  a drop of insulin at the tip Dmitry Sazonov of the needle is normal and will not affect the dose.

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