What is a BD syringe?

What is a BD syringe?

BD® is a leading manufacturer and provider of safety injection needles and syringes1,2, continually pioneering the development of high-quality, easy-to-use injection devices designed to protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Do BD syringes contain latex?

BD Ultra Fine Insulin Syringe Features: Coated with special Micro-Bonded lubrication for a more comfortable injection. Manufactured with a special surgical grade of stainless steel. Subject to 100% needle point inspection to assure consistent high quality. Non-toxic, Non-Pyrogenic and DO NOT Contain Latex.

What is BD Discardit?

The BD Discardit™ II syringe is a single-use medical device intended for injection and aspiration of medical fluids, including both bodily fluids (blood, etc.) and medicines. The lubricant included in the barrel material allows for smooth advancement of the plunger, leading to reduced sliding force.

Can you autoclave BD syringes?

Available in either Luer-Lok or slip-tip versions. Sterile syringes come individually wrapped and can be autoclaved out of the package.

Do BD syringes expire?

Do insulin syringes expire? A. Yes, they have a five-year shelf life. They should always be stored in a temperate, dry area.

Can you sterilize a syringe with boiling water?

Sterilizing needles with boiling water is not as effective as using pressurized steam, and does not provide 100 percent sterilization. It does, however, kill many microorganisms. Boiling is not enough to kill heat-resistant bacteria, such as endospores.

Can you reuse the same needle on yourself?

Both needle and syringe must be discarded once they have been used. It is not safe to change the needle and reuse the syringe – this practice can transmit disease.

What is BD insulin syringes used for?

The BD SafetyGlide™ 6mm insulin syringe is designed to help prevent inadvertent needlestick injury during injections.

What is the smallest syringe size?

The smallest, commercially available tip is 36-gauge. The tip is so small that it can be inserted into the opening of the 33-gauge needle tip.

Why do diabetic needles expire?

Expired Doritos are kind of nasty, but they won’t kill you. But of course, back to diabetes, a stale blood glucose test strip might kill you. They function using enzymes that have a finite life time. Beyond a certain point, they start giving off funky readings.

Can I buy syringes over the counter?

Nonprescription Sale of Syringes in Pharmacies. Licensed pharmacists may sell hypodermic needles and syringes to adults aged 18 and older without a prescription.

Can you reuse a needle if you sterilize it?

Needles intended for medical use should be used only one time, and not reused. If you must reuse a needle, sterilization can be tried at home, but will never provide a complete, 100 percent guarantee. New needles come packed in sterilized packaging.

What happens if you reuse your own needle?

Reusing a needle or syringe puts patients in danger of contracting Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and possibly HIV. When it is discovered that reuse of a needle or syringe has occurred, all patients who may have been affected should be notified and informed to get tested.

How do you sterilize a needle?

Put the needle into the pot and bring the water to a rolling boil of at least 200°F (93.3°C). Boil the needle for at least 30 minutes prior to use. Wearing new surgical or latex gloves, remove the needle from the pot with a disinfected or previously sterilized instrument.

How many mL is a BD insulin syringe?

BD Insulin Syringes with BD Ultra-Fine™ needles are available in 1 mL, 0.5 mL and 0.3 mL capacities, with 8mm x 31G needles. Designed with large dose unit markings.