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CannonballJunior 51 points ago +74 / -23

No pedes - do not share this! Hate to be a party pooper, but there are a few nurses that will sometimes do that (eject residual medication) after administering shots. Based on my experience it's not that rare.

Sharing this will accomplish nothing good - it will just make you a laughing stock.


From a 2016 article:


Medication waste drives cost inefficiencies in our health care system. The accumulation of unused medications may occur as a result of patient nonadherence, expiration dates that occur too soon to enable the use of a given initial quantity, over-purchase by the patient, and overprescribing, among other factors.1 However, 2 overlooked types of inefficiencies resulting in waste and avoidable costs are syringe dead space and abandoned initial prescription fills.

Syringe Dead Space

Recent study results attributed injectable medication waste to syringe dead space, or the volume of fluid left in a syringe after the plunger has been pushed down completely. The study compared high dead-space syringes (HDSS), which have a detachable needle, with low dead-space syringes (LDSS), which have permanently attached or integrated needles or a conical plunger to reduce dead space in the needle hub.

Saltybitch 54 points ago +56 / -2

RN xs 20 years...I have "wasted" a tiny amout in order to prime a syringe prior to injecting but never afterwards, not like this - not ever.