Different from the normal syringe, safety syringes provide a safety guard which can prevent contaminated needle tip from being exposed thus protecting the nurse’s safety.
1) Medline’s safety syringes are recognized by FDA, and have the following types, safety shield type and safety retractable type.
2) Safety shield type is composed by disposable syringe and safety needle. After use, the nurses shall activate the safety mechanism by hand. Pressing on the safety cap to lock the needle in, the contaminated needle won’t be exposed to any people further more.
3) Safety retractable type is composed by retractable syringe and hypodermic needle. After the medicine solution is injected, the plunger will be occlusion with the needle hub. After pulling pack the plunger, the needle would be retracted into the barrel. Snap off plunger and dispose them into the sharp container.
*FDA safety clip syringe - Different color of needle hub, can clearly distinguish the needle guage
*FDA safety retractable syringe - Can be appiled to vaccine or insulin injection. Needle cap of vaccine syringe is transparent, needle cap of insulin syringe is orange.