In the healthcare industry, there are safety rules for using BD syringes and needles. These rules lessen the amount of contamination and limit exposure. Healthcare professionals have to be extremely cautious in how they use these needles and syringes on patients. Some medical professionals also adapt to needle-less injections to prevent accidental injuries.
BD syringes are the option for needle-less injections. It has a vial adaptor, which is considered safe to use when transferring fluids or administering insulin into the body. The top of the adaptor is tightly sealed using a septum. It is also divided into three parts: one part at the top end, another at the bottom and one in the inner cavity, which is designed to hold the vial. The bottom end of the adaptor goes all the way to the bottom of the vial. A needle is mounted inside the body of the vial. This is used by medical professionals or by individuals to perforate the vial’s septum, which is then disposed within the inner cavity.
On the top part of the vial’s body, a Luer-lock is attached. It is detached by a radial wall at the top and bottom end. The top part is considered a female Luer-lock. You will also find a valve in this element, which controls the fluid that enters from the bottom to the top.
To open the valve, the needle-less syringe is inserted into the vial adaptor. You can use any basic syringe unit with this adaptor. The vial adaptor is typically made of plastic and is a replacement for the needle. Many medical professionals find it is a reliable method for drawing blood or administering medication, thus removing the threat of injuries related to needles.
Getting an Injury-Free Injection
Everyone is aware that insulin injections are not painful. However, if you are a patient who has to inject yourself with BD syringes and needles every day, you shouldn’t have to experience pain. If you do, try this:
- Ask your doctor if you are using the right technique to administer your insulin
- Before you inject your skin, allow the alcohol from the swab to dry
- Don’t bend the needle after removing the cap. Remove the needle cap by twisting it and then pulling it off
- Use room temperature insulin to administer your injection. Cold temperatures will hurt
- Relax your muscles before injecting the site
Don’t use a needle or BD syringes more than once. If you reuse a needle, it can bend or dull the tip, which can increase the pain. If you must administer a larger dose of insulin, it may hurt more than a smaller dosage. However, you may be able to split the dosage to lessen the pain.
Don’t inject the muscles with a short needle. Pinch the skin before injecting or inject other more receptive areas of the body. Use only BD syringes and needles. BD syringes and needles are equipped with sharper points, finer diameters and oiled coatings, making the injection pain-free and comfortable.