A nursing student is preparing an IV injection from an ampule. The nurse preceptor reminds the nurse to use a(n):

Filter needle.

Explanation

•A filter needle is used when preparing medications from ampules to prevent tiny particles of glass from being drawn into the syringe.

Incorrect options:

•The needle gauge is not important for this preparation, because a filter needle is required. After the medication is drawn up, the desired needle size for administration is attached.

•A face mask is not needed.

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