Preparing a Glucagon Injection

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Glucagon emergency kit

A glucagon emergency kit
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slide 1 of 9, Glucagon emergency kit,

A glucagon emergency kit has a syringe that contains liquid (diluent), and a bottle that contains the medicine glucagon.

Remove the bottle seal: Step 1

Removing the seal from the glucagon medicine bottle
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slide 2 of 9, Remove the bottle seal: Step 1,

Remove the seal from the top of the bottle. Don't touch the rubber part that is at the center of the bottle top.

Remove the needle cover: Step 2

Taking the cover off the needle of the syringe
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slide 3 of 9, Remove the needle cover: Step 2,

Take the cover off the needle of the syringe.

Remove the plunger lock: Step 3

Removing the syringe plunger lock
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slide 4 of 9, Remove the plunger lock: Step 3,

Remove the plunger lock, the plastic clip that keeps the plunger in place.

Insert the needle: Step 4

Inserting the needle into the medicine bottle
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slide 5 of 9, Insert the needle: Step 4,

Insert the needle of the syringe into the bottle that contains the medicine.

Push the plunger: Step 5

Pushing the syringe plunger
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slide 6 of 9, Push the plunger: Step 5,

Push the plunger of the syringe to force the diluent from the syringe into the bottle.

Remove the needle: Step 6

Replacing the needle cover
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slide 7 of 9, Remove the needle: Step 6,

Remove the syringe needle from the bottle. Then put the cover back on the needle.

Mix the contents: Step 7

Mixing the contents in the medicine bottle
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slide 8 of 9, Mix the contents: Step 7,

Turn the bottle back and forth to mix the contents.

Reinsert the needle and draw out the medicine: Step 8

Pulling the glucagon medicine into the syringe
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slide 9 of 9, Reinsert the needle and draw out the medicine: Step 8,

Insert the needle of the syringe into the bottle again, then turn the bottle upside down and pull back on the plunger to draw the dose of glucagon into the syringe.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology

Current as ofMay 22, 2015

Current as of: May 22, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology