Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Needless IV lines & Oral Med Syringes

Multiple brands of needleless IV systems can accomidate oral med syringes into their hubs. With increasing use of needleless IV lines there is risk of mistakes in using oral med syringes in those lines. Here is an older article listing the problem:

Baxa Corp has several new oral med syringes that are incompatable with needleless IV lines. They also have syringes that are orange and purple to differentiate them from IV syringes.

Be aware in a hospital setting that oral med syringes (non-sterile) are not used in your child's IV line. You are their biggest advocate.

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