Pre-filled syringes introduced

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The Trust is introducing prefilled 0.9% sodium chloride 10ml syringes. These are for the flushing of IV cannulas only and not for the preparation of medication. Where there is a need to prepare medication, ampules of sodium chloride or water for injection should be used with a drawing up needle and syringe (subject to each drug requirement). The syringes are individually wrapped and should be stored with the cannulation equipment.

The syringes are individually wrapped and should be stored with the cannulation equipment.

Sodium chloride syringe 1

 

 

Please note that you must: 

  • check to ensure they are in date.
  • ensure that it is the right product, i.e. IV flushing only
  • that there is no visible contamination
  • document the administration on the patient care record.

Marcus Bailey
Consultant Paramedic (interim)

 

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