What Is The Gauge Of Insulin Needle?

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Insuline syringes are simple pumps consisting of a plunger that fits tightly in a tube. The plunger can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube (called a barrel), allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a hypodermic needle, a nozzle, or tubing to help direct the flow into and out of the barrel. Syringes are often used to administer injections, insert intravenous drugs into the bloodstream, apply compounds such as glue or lubricant, and measure liquids.

Bd™ Insulin Syringes

Source: BD Diabetes Healthcare BD is the leading brand of insulin syringes. It is the brand most recommended by health care professionals. BD insulin syringes are available in a variety of sizes so that you can choose the right BD insulin syringe size for your patient. Needle gauge-the higher the number, the thinner the needle. Does your patient prefer to have the thinnest needle available or a thicker one that is less flexible? BD insulin syringe needles are available in three gauges: Needle length-BD insulin syringes are available with 2 different length needles: the standard ½" length (12.7mm) and the short 5/16" length (8mm) which is 37% shorter. The psychological benefits of a short needle may make the transition to insulin easier for some patients. Short needles are appropriate for approximately 82% of patients with diabetes; not just children or lean adults. Note: a patient's blood sugar levels should be carefully monitored and evaluated after changing to a shorter needle Maximum Dose- BD Ultra-Fine II, BD Ultra-fine and BD Micro-fine needle syringes are all available in three dose capacities: To make it easier to measure an accurate dose, choose the smallest syringe that w Continue reading >>

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  1. JacksDads

    Wondering if anyone with some experience can weigh in
    we're thinking about buying a re-usable syringe that measures in micrometers, microliters (thanks for spotting that Vicky!) which would allow us to easily measure dosages in the 0.1u and 0.25u ranges that we need with our undilutable lantus. We've found a possible supplier but we have some question about the technical specifications, namely:
    1) does it matter if the length of the needle is 1/2" or 5/16"? I think the needles we are currently using are 5/16", but given the choice should we pick one over the other?
    2) we have the option of going for a needle as fine as 36 gauge. Is that TOO thin? I haven't seen any commercial insulin specific needles that have been finer than 31, or maybe 33? Is there a reason that we wouldn't want the finer needle?
    If we do end up purchasing we'll let you know how it works out for us.

  2. jt and trouble (GA)

    No advice but just wanted to say I love Jacks picture and welcome.
    I'm sure others will be along soon to help.

  3. Laurie and Mr Tinkles

    I think needle length is really a personal preference. We started out with 1/2" needles, switched to 5/16" and I prefer the shorter needle myself...I feel like I give less fur shots with the shorter needle. Other people like the longer needle. Can you buy a few syringes with a shorter or longer needle and try it out? That is what I would do. As far as needle gauge, the higher gauge needles are thinner and are felt less by the cat, but it also makes it slower to draw and shoot the insulin...I use 31 gauge needles, don't have problems with it, but I'm not sure I would go any thinner. The other problem with thinner needles is that they bend easier. We have had needles bend when trying to shoot when the cat has moved...I wouldn't go finer than 31 gauge.

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Insulin Pen Needles

Tweet Insulin pen needles and disposable syringes come in a variety of lengths and widths to suit all body types. Needles used to be long and sharp, but due to evolutions in technology, needles are now small, thin and quite often pain-free. From 12mm to 4mm, the needle length you choose is likely to be dictated by your size. Children will likely benefit from the shorter 6mm size. Your healthcare team should be able to advise you on which is best your body shape. When it comes to injecting, it is essential to get the right kit and use the right technique to reduce any pain. Hence, be careful not to fall into sloppy habits, such as failing to rotate your insulin injection sites as this might lead to irritation and soreness. Insulin needle guides Read product guides from Sue Marshall with user reviews for insulin needles and accessories. You can buy pens, needles and accessories from the Diabetes Shop. Use needles correctly Make sure that along with rotating injection sites, you follow these rules for using needles correctly. Use new needles either for every injection or at least change them once a day. Do not inject through clothing (or only very rarely). If you’re an ‘old hand Continue reading >>

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  1. chadchadchad

    swiy's prefered needle gauge and any other nifty info?

  2. nomadhocrat

    SWIM prefers the ultra-fine and micro-fine ultra comfortable 28-30 gauge insulin needles...the smaller the gauge the less damage to the dermis around injection site and the vein inside
    preferably 1 cc

  3. On The Nod

    Man , just your 1ml from the local supermarket does swim 4 the brown..
    However 2ml syringe (sometimes) better for soaking up lumpy Crack..
    Please rate my posts

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Learn how to read a syringe: This video will explain how to read different nursing syringe sizes such as the 3 mL, 1 mL, 5 mL, 10 mL, and Insulin syringes (100 units). As the nurse, it is very important you know how to correctly read a syringe when drawing up medications. A syringe consists of various parts such as the adapter (which is where you draw up and injection the medication), barrel (which has a scale on it that allows you to measure the medication), plunger (which assists in drawing up and measuring the medication). Syringes consist of different measuring scales. For example, most 3 mL syringes measure each line as 0.1 mL, while 1 mL syringes measure each line as 0.01 mL. A 3 mL syringe is best for giving medications that require you draw up 0.5 mL of a medication. While a 1 mL syringe is best for giving medications that require you draw up small amounts like 0.25 mL. Notes: http://www.registerednursern.com/how-... More Nursing Skill Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Nursing School Supplies: http://www.registerednursern.com/the-... Visit our website RegisteredNurseRN.com for free quizzes, nursing care plans, salary information, job search, and much more: http://www.registerednursern.com Check out other Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/Register... All of our videos in a playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAhHx... Popular Playlists: NCLEX Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Fluid & Electrolytes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Nursing Skills: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Nursing School Study Tips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Nursing School Tips & Questions" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Teaching Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Types of Nursing Specialties: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Healthcare Salary Information: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... New Nurse Tips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Nursing Career Help: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... EKG Teaching Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Personality Types: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Dosage & Calculations for Nurses: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Diabetes Health Managment: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

What Size Insulin Syringe Should I Buy?

Insulin syringes come in several sizes. When buying syringes, keep these things in mind: Needle gauge: The gauge of the needle means its width, or thickness. Insulin syringes range from 28 gauge to 31 gauge, and the larger the number the smaller the gauge. (An Ultra-Fine II brand needle is the smallest, and the Ultra-Fine is the next size up.) Smaller, thinner children may do well with the smaller gauge needle. Some older and larger children may prefer the larger needle. Needle length. Common needle lengths are 12.7 mm (1/2") and 8 mm (5/16"). The 8-mm needle is called "short" and is the length that most people prefer. Barrel size: The barrel size determines how much insulin the syringe can hold. Buy a barrel size that best matches your standard insulin dosage. For example, a 3/10-cc syringe is best for 30 units or less, 1/2-cc syringe is best for 30 to 50 units, and a 1-cc syringe is best for injections of 50 to 100 units. To make sure you have the size you need, always check the box before you leave the pharmacy. When you draw up insulin, look closely at the markings on the barrel, especially whenever you change syringe sizes. The markings will be different, and you need to make Continue reading >>

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  1. Lucky SeVen

    What type syringes do you guys use ?
    Also what the biggest gauge you've ever use ?
    LOL I just used an oral syringe and shoved a 20 gauge on it. Thats huge but it worked. When i pulled it out I i bleed big time. Anyone else doe something stupid like this. YES I KNOW ITS DUMB SO thanks in advance to anyone who wants to tell me.

  2. phr

    I don't know, 26G, maybe 25G. Gauges of all sizes are available free of charge at the needle exchange around here.
    I prefer 27/28G 1cc 1/2inch Terumo's.
    Don't really care for the other brands, as the plunger isn't as smooth as Terumo's, IME. As for different gauges, I wouldn't go below 27 unless I'm in a huge bind. I don't like the higher gauges cause they clog easier, bend easier, and registering is slower.
    As far as needle size, 1/2 inch and below is fine. I think people who are new to IV should use needles smaller than 1/2inch. It's easier to avoid vein damage(hitting sides, going through the vein, etc) with them.

  3. itsjustme

    they're usually 29-31. prefer BD but sometimes the pharmacy will only sell generic, i don't like to push my luck when buying points. i can't feel the difference between 29 through 31 but i've never tried anything larger, & don't experience the problem with clogging.

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