How to dispose of needles and syringes

A syringe is a tool utilized in every modern medical institution and often used in small clinics and home care.  All medical supplies which come in contact with bodily fluids must be disposed of properly.  Procedures for the safe and contained disposal of used sharps and syringes has been considered...

Types of Syringes

The syringe is an instrument used in many specialties to get a liquid into a place of difficult access. There are many types of syringes, of different sizes and materials; each one specially designed to fulfill a specific job. Syringes have been used for decades, mainly in medicine; but they...

How To Understand Measurements

Units of measure are sometimes confusing so we will review some basics. When in doubt, take a moment to review facts online – there are plenty of references which will explain each unit of measure clearly and also offer free conversion charts!     What is a mL? ML refers...

Syringe Gauge Number and What It Means

Is an 18g a smaller needle than a 25g? Lets learn the facts.  The “gauge” of a needle refers to the thickness of the shaft of the needle.  This is the sterile metal portion which has a beveled, sharp tip (or in some cases for industrial uses a blunt tip)....

What Is a Syringe

What is a syringe? Having to get an injection with a needle and syringe is one of people's biggest fears. Just the topic itself creates a feeling of nervousness and dread in so many. What most people don't understand is the syringe is technically different than the needle. It is...

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