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1. clean area with cleaner of choice...let dry
2. if the sil has the backing papers WITH wings, skip this next part and
go to #4
3. if it does NOT have little wings, fold the corners of the BACK piece
(the one opposite of the needle) back like you dogear the pages of a book,
take the front piece of backing paper (under needle) off, and hold it away
from needle with forefinger..
4. Hold the little plastic thing between thumb and middle finger, with the
forefinger holding back the front piece of tape (if you have removed paper,
it wil be sticky)
5. With other hand. grab a chunk of flesh and pinch - not hard...
6. put the tip of the needle on the skin and just slide it in realllllllll
slow. You can touch the tip of hte needle to the skin and if it hurts, you
can move it a quarter inch or so til you find a less sensitve place. Most
peopple aim it towards the belly button, but whatever works best for you is
the recommended policy, as you know
7. Flatten the front piece of tape down if you already removed it...or
remove it and THEN smooth it down (duh).
8. Peel off back peice using wings or the little dog ears you made and
smooth it down
9. Squeeze both sides of plastic thingie gently and pull introducer needle
out...marvel at its length and flimsiness and wonder why it doesnt just break
off in your thick tough skin...and then pitch...make sure all edges of ape
10. plug in the tubing. One way goes in and clicks...the other doesnt.
Bolus .8 - 1.0 units (YMMV) to fill the space in the catheter that used to
have a needle in it...
11. get on with your day.
First time may take upwards of an hour - don't worry - in itme you will have
it down to under 5 minutes!!
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