A SnapIT™ is a tool that allows healthcare professionals to easily and safely open sealed glass ampoules, such as those sometimes used as containers for sterile hormone pellets. This guide shows you how to use a SnapIT™.
How to Use a SnapIT™ Ampoule Opener
Gently insert the entire ampoule lid into the SnapIT™ until you reach the scored line on the ampoule neck. The ampoule lid becomes locked in at the neck
While gripping the SnapIT™ with one hand and the bottom of the ampoule with the other, gently push the device down and away from your body. The ampoule lid should snap off and remain held in the SnapIT™
Carefully aim the opening of the SnapIT™ over a sharps container and eject the lid by pushing down on the rod at the top of the device
Clean your SnapIT™ ampoule opener regularly. To do this, remove the O-ring to disassemble the parts. Clean all the parts with water or hospital-grade cleaner. Do this in a clean dish to avoid loss of the parts. Dry the parts completely, then reassemble the device
If the ampoule lid shatters, tap the SnapIT™ over a sharps container to remove excess glass shards, then rinse it under running water before disassembling, cleaning and reassembling it.