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 O-Ring Syringes Easy to Use

 

I used to have a love/hate relationship with the 60 ml syringes provided by my home health care company. I was constantly battling the rubber tips. I washed them. I oiled them. I sprayed them. But no matter what, they performed like a city taxi driver: abrupt stops and abrupt starts. Not only that, you must have super human strength to get them going. I loved them because my son couldn’t live without them. But now, it’s nothing but love! I discovered silicone o-ring syringes over the Internet. Prices vary considerably and there are many types. I like the 60 ml catheter tip and the 60 ml slip tip syringes. The slip tip will fit right into a low-profile feeding tube device. Instead of a rubber stopper on the plunger like ordinary medical syringes, the plunger is solid plastic with a silicone o-ring around it to make the seal. The silicone does not degrade with washing and use like rubber does. It remains always easy to push. Their tip is a little more narrowly tapered and sits better in the extension tube. The most economical place I have found for these syringes is a squirrel feeding supply company! Go to Squirrels and More,www.squirrelsandmore.com, and search for “60 cc oring catheters.” I have used the same syringe for four months now. I am very pleased with the purchase. They have saved my wrists and my sanity!

 

—Susan

susan@thebuttonbuddy.com


LifelineLetter, July/August 2012

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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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