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Syringe with needle, sterile, 1 cc or less, each

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Name of the Procedure:

Common name(s): Syringe with needle, sterile, 1 cc or less
Technical/medical term: Hypodermic syringe with needle, sterile, 1 cubic centimeter or less


This is a medical procedure involving the use of a sterile syringe with a needle that has a capacity of 1 cc (cubic centimeter) or less. It is commonly used for delivering medications directly into the body or withdrawing fluids.


The syringe with needle is used to:

  • Administer medications, vaccines, or other treatments.
  • Withdraw blood or other body fluids for testing.


  • Routine vaccinations or immunizations.
  • Administering small doses of medication intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously.
  • Blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration for diabetes.
  • Collecting blood specimens for diagnostic purposes.


  • Patients may need to inform their healthcare provider about current medications and medical history.
  • No specific fasting or medication adjustments are typically required, but it depends on the purpose of the injection.

Procedure Description

  1. The healthcare provider will sanitize their hands and wear gloves.
  2. The site for injection or extraction will be cleaned with an antiseptic solution.
  3. The appropriate dose of medication will be drawn into the syringe or the necessary fluid sample will be collected.
  4. The needle will be inserted into the predefined site (e.g., arm, buttock, abdomen).
  5. Medication will be injected, or fluid will be withdrawn.
  6. The needle is then carefully removed, and the site is typically covered with a bandage.
Tools and Equipment:
  • Sterile 1 cc syringe
  • Sterile needle
  • Antiseptic solution
  • Cotton swab or gauze
  • Bandage
  • Usually, no anesthesia is required, as the procedure is quick and involves minimal discomfort.


  • The procedure typically takes a few minutes.


  • This procedure can be performed in various settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and doctors' offices.


  • The healthcare professionals involved generally include nurses, physicians, or trained medical assistants.

Risks and Complications

  • Common risks: slight pain, redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.
  • Rare risks: infection, allergic reaction, needle breakage, or nerve injury.


  • Reliable delivery of medication or accurate specimen collection.
  • Immediate therapeutic or diagnostic benefit.
  • Quick and minimally invasive.


  • Post-procedure care may include observing the site for adverse reactions.
  • Minimal restrictions typically required; patients can usually resume normal activities immediately.
  • Follow-up appointments may depend on the underlying condition being treated.


  • Oral medications: Less invasive but slower onset of action.
  • Patches: Non-invasive but may not be suitable for all medications.
  • Intravenous drip: More invasive but used for larger volumes or continuous delivery.

Patient Experience

  • The patient may feel a brief sting or discomfort during the needle insertion.
  • Pain management is usually unnecessary, but over-the-counter pain relievers can be used if discomfort persists.
  • Comfort measures could include applying ice before the injection or using relaxation techniques.

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