For Needle Site Changes
(for subcutaneous infusion only)
Using the Medtronic Quick-Set®
The Quick-set® is a small needle used in the continuous subcutaneous administration of
medicine. This means that the needle will go just below the surface of the skin. If you are using
Quick-set® for the first time, we suggest that you do your first set-up in the presence of your
doctor or nurse.
1. Wash your hands.
2. Gather all the needed supplies and place them on a clean table.
infusion pump with bag of lidocaine
new pump tubing
needle discard box
3. Connect the Quick-set® to the pump tubing. Then connect the
entire tubing set-up to the medicine bag.
4. Fill the tubing and Quick-set® with medicine from the pump (as
shown in picture 1 on next page), until the entire set-up appears
5. Select an insertion site for the Quick-set® cannula. Any area with a
layer of fat can be used. Most people rotate sites around the front
of their chest and stomach (see drawing).
6. Using the skin prep provided, clean the site you are going to use,
going in circles from the center outward, for at least 30 seconds
7. Using the pictures 3-8, remove the needle from the packaging, insert
needle and dispose of as indicated. Once the tubing is secured,
restart the pump at the rate prescribed by your provider.
If pain, redness or swelling occurs at the site, contact the provider for
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
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