I am about to IV for my first time but I am slightly confused about how much water to add when preparing to IV dilaudid. To refresh my memory I did a quick google search and found this information:
It says to use 30ml per tablet..... either I am calculating something wrong or that is a lot of water. I have 3cc syringes (which is more then insulin syringes which most people use). Am I missing something if 1cc = 1ml ?
How to prepare dilaudid for injection?
*For informational purposes only.
Dilaudid Tablets (1mg, 2mg, 4mg, & 8mg)
HCL (1mg, 2mg, 4mg, & 8mg)
One U-100 28 or 29 guage insulin syringe available at any pharmacy.
30 Units of water per tablet
1 Cotton Filter or Wheelfilter
1 large spoon
Step one: Crush the desired amount of tablets and place into spoon.
Step two: Add 30ml of water per tablet to spoon.
Mix well with back of syringe.
Heat with lighter until clear liquid comes to top
Place cotton filter in spoon.
Draw up solution through filter until all liquid is pulled out of spoon.
Tigh off and shoot.