These syringes (as shown in Figure 10.2) require assembly immediately prior to drug administration. After emptying the components from the box, the yellow protective caps must be removed (as seen in Figure 10.3). The barrel and the plunger must then be screwed together (see Figure 10.4). After expelling the air, the syringe is ready for use (see Figure 10.5).

Many of the drug dosages in the prefilled syringes are standard, although this is not always the case. Practitioners should be aware that drugs come in different dosages.

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