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Syringes for Injection and Punction
Plastic syringes with Luer or Luer lock attachments are important medical supplies which are used in almost all medical specialities. In addition to the two-part syringes, there are also three-part syringes.
However, sterile syringes are not only used to inject medicines and vaccines, but also, for instance, to draw blood and to irrigate wounds. Syringes are almost always sterile, disposable products that are disposed of hygienically after use. This effectively reduces the risk of infection transmission and cross-contamination.
In addition to syringes with a Luer attachment, where the needle is simply attached to the connector, there are also disposable syringes with a Luer lock attachment, where the needle is screwed onto the syringe.
Conventional disposable plastic syringes are available in either 2-part or 3-part versions. 2-part syringes consist of a transparent cylinder and a plunger and are available in different sizes - usually starting at a volume of 2 - 3 ml. They can be used in many ways in the daily routine of the practice and are, for instance, ideal for injecting medication.
3-part syringes also have sealing rings that make it particularly smooth-running and make it easier to draw and inject small quantities. Standard syringes have no attached needle and are individually sterile packed. In addition to the conventional Luer syringes with a Luer plug-in connector, there are also Luer lock syringes onto which the disposable needle can be screwed.
Syringes for Irrigation
Wound and bladder syringes have a particularly large volume and are not only used for injecting medication, but mainly for all kinds of irrigation. For example, they are used when the open wound needs to be irrigated after fistula surgery. The advantage is the large volume of usually 50 ml or 100 ml. This means that the wound irrigation solution does not have to be redrawn as often as with a conventional 20 ml disposable syringe.
They are also used in urology, where they are used to flush catheters or the urinary bladder. Besides the large volume, the wound and blister syringes also differ from standard disposable models in their attachment. While common disposable syringes have a luer or luer lock cone, wound and bladder syringes are equipped with a catheter attachment and can often be converted to a luer cone using the adapter provided.
Syringes for Oral Administration
Disposable oral syringes are specifically not approved for subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous administration of medicines or other substances. The disposable oral syringes are used exclusively for oral administration of medicines or liquids. The distinction from conventional disposable syringes is achieved by colour coding: ldisposable oral syringes have a plunger that stands out strongly from other syringes in terms of colour Braun's Exadoral syringes, for example, feature a purple plunger.
Fine Dosing Syringes
For medicines that are measured in very small quantities and in ml, there are fine dosing syringes such as the sterile, latex-free BD Plastipak single-use syringe, where the scale can be read to the hundredth of a millilitre. Syringes of this small size often have an economising mandrel, which ensures that as little medication as possible remains after injection.
These special syringes with a particularly small volume are used for the application of certain medicines. One of the most common fine dosage syringes is the heparin syringe. This differs mainly in its scale, which is graduated in units rather than millilitres.
Pressure injectors also fall under the definition of fine dosage syringes. They are a sensible alternative to classical injection procedures using hypodermic syringes. A pressure injector allows needle-free injection about 4 to 6 mm deep under the patient's skin with the formation of a wheal.
Technically speaking, insulin syringes are fine dosing syringes. They are mainly used in hospitals. However, the classic insulin syringe is also used in cases of a dysfunctional insulin pen.
In addition, there are also anxious patients who can avoid injections with the help of insulin syringes. Insofar as the normal insulin and the long-acting insulin are suitable for this procedure, both types of insulin can be drawn and injected with the insulin syringe. Many patients can thus avoid two injections per day.
U40 Insulin usually cannot be administered with the help of insulin pens. That is why there are special U-40 insulin syringes for patients who are treated with U-40 insulin due to a small amount of insulin needed. This is mostly the case with children. U-100 and U-40 insulin syringes also have an integrated cannula so that they can be drawn and applied directly.
Areas of Application
Syringes are used for the following purposes:
- Irrigation (e.g. wounds)
- Body secretion collection (blood collection or cerebrospinal fluid collection)
- Body tissue sampling (needle biopsy)
- Fixations (catheters, balloon tubes and tracheal cannulae)
- Analysis methods (biomonitoring)