SuperLock Enteral Syringe, 20ML Sterile, Case of 80
Currently In Stock (2/23/2019)
SuperLock™ Oral/Enteral Syringe, Sterile 20 ml, 80 /CS for Pediatric/Neonatal Use
The SuperLock™ MD20 oral/enteral syringes have been developed to safely deliver enteral feeds, medicines and flushes to the neonatal and pediatric patients. The syringes are sterile, single use only, color coded purple to be in line with the European standard EN1615 for enteral devices, and have a non-IV compatible female Luer type connector.
The SuperLock™ oral/enteral syringe is a Luer type connection with a slightly larger dimension than the standard IV Luer. The syringe is female ended and the access port or tube is male ended, opposite the standard IV connection. The SuperLock™ syringe with the Reverse Luer type connection and the slightly larger dimension maximizes patient safety and makes wrong route administrations impossible to occur.
The International Standards Organization, ISO CD 80369-3 for enteral feeding equipment chose a locking system with female ended syringes like the SuperLock™ safety system. The committee found female hubs of oral dose type feeding tubes unsafe. The committee rejected this type as they allow IV access when using a Luer slip IV syringe and other tapered tip adapters used throughout the medical community.
Oral syringes (2mm) and Non-Luer syringes (2.9mm) can only deliver gravity feeds very slowly because the feed has to pass through a very narrow syringe port.
Oral syringes produce twice the pressure and Non-Luer type syringes about 50% higher pressures than Luer type syringes.