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Instructions for Injecting Omnitrope® | Encompass Fertility Treatment


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey there, I’m
Sophia and I’m going to walk you through how to
inject Omnitrope under the skin or subcutaneously. These instructions are broken
up into six quick steps which you can jump to at any
time using the chapters below. Let’s start by making
sure you’ve got all your supplies ready to go– a multi-use vial of
Omnitrope at room temp, a vial of diluent such
as bacteriostatic water, a mixing needle, which
may or may not arrive attached to the syringe, an
injection needle, plus alcohol pads, a gauze pad or cotton
square, a sharps container, and a clean surface. You may get
prescriptions or supplies that use “cc” or
“mL” interchangeably. Don’t worry. They’re just different names
for the same amount of volume. For example, one cc
is equal to one mL. Now go ahead and wash
your hands really well with soap and water. Then you’re onto preparing the
area where you’ll give yourself the injection. There are a few places where
you can inject your medication under the skin– in the abdomen, just below or to
the side of your belly button, or in the leg in the upper
outer area of your thigh. No matter which area you pick,
try to avoid injecting yourself in the same exact spot each time
to lower your risk of a skin reaction, and never
inject into any area that’s tender, red,
bruised, or hard. For today, I’ll show you
how to inject in the abdomen since it’s the most common spot. First, you use an
alcohol wipe to clean the skin about two inches
around the injection area. Then give it a couple of
seconds to dry while you get your medication ready. Up next, we’re going to
mix the powdered Omnitrope with the diluent. start by removing the
caps from both vials and wiping the tops of
each with an alcohol swab. Unwrap the syringe
and mixing needle. Remove the needle cap. Next, fill the syringe with air
by pulling back on the plunger. Place the diluent
vial on a flat surface and insert the needle
through the rubber stopper and into the vial. Slowly press the
plunger all the way in, which pushes the
air into the vial and makes it easier to withdraw. Without removing the needle,
turn the vial upside down. Make sure the tip
of the needle stays submerged as you
slowly pull back the plunger to withdraw
the entire solution. Then remove the syringe
from the diluent vial. Carefully insert the needle
through the rubber stopper of the Omnitrope vial, and
slowly press the plunger to inject the diluent. Aim the stream of liquid
into the side of the vial to avoid creating a foam. Next, remove the needle
and syringe from the vial and toss them into
the sharps container. Gently swirl the vial to
allow the powder to dissolve. Don’t shake the vial. Once it’s totally
dissolved, check to make sure the solution
is clear with no particles floating around. If you see anything, don’t use
it and call your health care provider right away
for next steps. Next up is withdrawing
the medication. Unwrap the syringe. If there isn’t a needle
already attached, unwrap an injection needle
and attach it to the syringe. Then remove the needle cap. Next, you’ll draw
air into the syringe, so pull back the
plunger to the amount your health care
provider has recommended. Insert the needle through the
rubber stopper of the vial you just mixed. Gently press the
plunger all the way in, which pushes the
air into the vial and makes it easier to withdraw. Then, without
removing the needle, turn the vial upside down. Make sure the tip of the needle
stays submerged in the solution as you slowly pull back the
plunger to withdraw your dose. This is especially important
as the amount of medication decreases in the vial over time. You’ll only be using a
portion of medication for every injection, so
it’s really important to double check and give
yourself the right dose, not the entire vial. Once you’ve drawn your dosage,
you can remove the needle from the vial. Keep the syringe and needle
pointing up as you remove it. Next, while still keeping
the needle pointing up, check for air bubbles
in the syringe. If you see any, pull the
plunger slightly back and tap the syringe gently
until the bubbles disappear. Then push the plunger slowly
back up to the correct dose. If there isn’t enough medicine
in the syringe after removing the air bubbles, draw
more from the vial and keep checking for bubbles
until everything looks good. Now you’re ready to inject the
medication, so let’s do it. Hold the syringe in one hand
and with the other hand, pinch a fold of skin
around the injection area. Insert the entire needle
straight into the skin at a 45 to 90 degree angle. Slowly push the
plunger until you’ve injected all of the medication. Do a quick count of
1, 2, 3, and then let go of the skin
you’re pinching. Press down firmly on
the injection area with the gauze pad
and remove the needle. Nice work. Your final step is cleanup. Tossed the used
syringe and needle into the sharps container,
and if you have any remaining doses, store the
vial in the fridge and use within three weeks. Thanks so much for
watching today. Take care. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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