Instructions or video on making Dilaudid PCA !?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by Saydali, Apr 23, 2009.

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  1. Saydali

    Saydali R&DtoRPh 7+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    San Diego
    Just curious if anyone has a link for instructions or a video on how to make Dilaudid PCA from a the an HP ampule !? It's been months since I made one and I need to freshen up my memory on how to make it !

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  3. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    Depends on what equipment from which manufacturers you have on site. We just have saline-filled PCA syringes we fit an adapter onto, crack the ampule, extract with filter needle, twist onto adapter, mix, cap, and its out the door...
  4. FAMUPharmD09

    FAMUPharmD09 Pharm.D. 7+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Pretty fancy, my friend:cool:
  5. type b pharmD

    type b pharmD 7+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    When i make one, i just put dilaudid into a syringe and then fill it up with NS to reach the desired concentration.. In sterile conditions of course.

    I usually pull up 6ml of 2mg/ml dilaudid and then top it off with 54ml of ns to reach 60ml necessary to fill the 60ml syringe. Add in a filter needle for the ampule, obviously.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  6. aboveliquidice

    aboveliquidice No sacrifice - No victory Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    hahah - we did the same thing - except we didn't have special syringes... we just used the generic 60 cc syringe.
  7. DrgsRmyLife

    DrgsRmyLife Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2006
    I actually just made them last night and probably have to do it again tonight. The hardest thing for us is trying to get out those darn bubbles. It's all in the technique.

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