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Parenteral Meds

TermDefinition
Ampule a sealed glass drug container.
Barrel part of a syringe that holds the medication.
Biohazard Container device usually mounted on the wall within the client's room for used sharp items.
Deltoid Site injection area in the lateral upper arm.
Dorsogluteal Site injection area in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks.
Filter Needle contains a membrane that acts as a barrier blocking the entrance of glass shards when withdrawing medication from a glass ampule.
Gauge diameter.
Induration area of hardness.
Insulin Pen hard plastic cylinder that contains a prefilled reservoir of insulin.
Insulin Pump programmable computerized device that contains rapid-acting insulin released through a catheter attached to a needle in the skin.
Insulin Syringe syringe that is calibrated in units and holds a volume of 0.5 to 1ml of medication.
Intradermal Injection parenteral drug administration b/w the layers of the skin.
Intramuscular Injection parenteral drug administration into the muscle.
Intravenous Injection parenteral drug administration into a vein.
Lipoatrophy breakdown of subcutaneous fat at the site of repeated insulin injections.
Lipohypertrophy thickening of subcutaneous fat at insulin injection sites.
Parenteral Route route of drug administration other than oral or through the GI tract; administration by injection.
Plunger part of a syringe inside the barrel that moves back and forth to withdraw and instill medication.
Precipitate solid particles originally dissolved in liquid.
Prefilled Cartridge sealed glass cylinder of parenteral medication with a preattached needle.
Reconstitution process of adding liquid to a powdered substance
Rectus Femoris Site injection area in the anterior thigh.
Scoop Method technique for threading the needle of a syringe
Shaft long portion of a needle.
Subcutaneous Injection parenteral drug administration beneath the skin but above the muscle.
Tip part of a syringe to which the needle is attached.
Tuberculin Syringe syringe that holds 1 ml of fluid and is calibrated in 0.01 ml increments.
Vastus Lateralis Site injection area of the outer thigh.
Ventrogluteal Site injection area of in the hip.
Vial glass or plastic container of parenteral medication with a self-sealing rubber stopper.
Wheal elevated circle on the skin.
Z-track Technique injection method that prevents medication from leaking outside the muscle.
Created by: Jessica Venyke