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Oral/Enteral Syringe, Sterile

Category: Enteral Nutrition

The oral dispensing solution for the NICU
In response to the Joint Commission's Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 36, April 2006–Tubing misconnections, a persistent and potentially deadly occurrence–Philips Children's Medical Ventures has collaborated with healthcare professionals to develop a line of oral/enteral syringes for use with neonatal, infant and pediatric patients throughout the hospital. 

These sterile, individually packaged syringes have bright orange coloring to alert caregivers to enteral only use and are intended to avoid dangerous feeding and medication errors that can pose a significant risk to the infant and the hospital.  As part of our continuing effort to enhance patient care, Philips has worked with Smiths Medical to incorporate our 10ml, 20ml, 30ml and 60ml syringes into the Medfusion 3500 pumps with PharmGuard v5 software.
 
Features
Oral/enteral syringes come in seven different sizes (1 ml, 3 ml, 5 ml, 10 ml, 20 ml, 30 ml and 60 ml) with safety features that include highly visible labeling that reads "ORAL/ENTERAL ONLY," a bright orange plunger that immediately distinguishes it from IV medication syringes, and a syringe tip that will not attach to a standard luer lock connector. In addition, the 1 ml syringe—the size commonly used to administer medication in the hospital setting—is a highly noticeable orange color, with labeling that reads "ORAL/ENTERAL ONLY." 
- Recognized in the Smiths Medical Medfusion 3500 syringe pumps with PharmGuard v5 software.
- Sterile, individual packaging and barcode labeling.
- Bright orange plunger alerts clinician that syringe is for oral/enteral use only.
- Large, highly visible labeling on side of barrel to easily distinguish as an enteral only syringe, even during gavage   feeding when plunger is removed.
- Pointed plunger tip on 1 ml, 3 ml, and 5 ml sizes helps reduce medication or expressed breast milk waste.
- One-piece barrel construction is more secure than adhesive-secured tips and eliminates separation during filling.
- Will not allow connection to a luer lock connector.
- Highly visible color of 1 ml oral syringe distinguishes it as an orally administered medication syringe, and is ideal   for administering Sweet-Ease sucrose solution.
- Compatible with the most commonly used hospital syringe pumps.
Syringe caps 
- Airtight cap will help prevent water coming in, or breast milk leaking out, during prep, storage and warming.
- Cap stands on end for stability when prepping milk on a counter or other surface.
- Bright orange color prevents caps getting lost in bedding.   
Medfusion and PharmGuard are trademarks of the Smiths Medical family of companies.

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