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Preparing a Glucagon Injection

Preparing a Glucagon Injection

Glucagon emergency kit

A glucagon emergency kit
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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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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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Take the cover off the needle of the syringe.

Remove the plunger lock: Step 3

Removing the syringe plunger lock
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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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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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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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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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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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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.

By Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Last Revised July 11, 2013

Last Revised: July 11, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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