Advice for cleaning of the Home Oral/Enteral Syringe

 

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Important Notice

The following information is for advice purposes only and should not be considered as being instructions for use, cleaning or re-use of the Oral/Enteral Syringe.

Users of the product should check with their care providers to obtain use, cleaning and re-use instructions , and follow established infection control guidelines and procedures

For immunosuppressed patients or those less than one year old fill the syringe with sterile water

For all other patients fill the syringe with tap water or cooled boiled water

Flush the syringe, repeat 1-3 until all original contents have been cleared

Separate the syringe and piston and clean both in warm soapy water

Rinse the syringe and piston with cold tap water and dry with a paper towel.

Re-assemble the syringe and piston and store in clean dry lidded container

DISCARD AFTER SEVEN DAYS

Discard the syringe after a maximum of seven days from first use

Recycle if possible (Syringe material PP polypropelene)

USE AND CLEANING

Please refer to the Important Notice at the top of this page

The syringe may be used multiple times on the same patient for a maximum of 7 days, after which it should be discarded. After every use the syringe must be cleaned in warm soapy water, and dried before re-use, and then stored in a clean dry lidded container. For immunosuppressed patients or those less than one year old, the syringe may be cold sterilised using a proprietary cold sterilising solution before storage.

CAUTIONS

Please refer to the Important Notice at the top of this page

The syringe and piston must not be steam-autoclaved or put into boiling water or a microwave oven. The syringe should be discarded if the piston becomes very stiff to move in the syringe barrel or if the graduated markings become illegible. Some hospital usage and cleaning procedures may be different. Check with your care provider