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Knee Tap Syringe

After a traumatic knee injury blood may collect behind the knee cap. This blood collection can cause swelling, pain, and immobility and should be removed.  After preparing the skin with an antiseptic solution, a needle is inserted underneath the knee cap where a a small amount of local anesthetic is injected at the injection site. The clinician then inserts a large bore needle attached to a syringe into a point just below the center of the knee cap. The clinician feels a "pop" as he/she feels the needle enter the sac. The clinician will then aspirate as much blood as possible. If the syringe is completely filled, the syringe is emptied and reattached. At the end of the procedure a safety syringe is attached to the needle and the needle is retracted into the barrel.

 

Lancet

Lancets are fine sharp-pointed blades or needles used to get a sample of blood for glucose testing. Most automatic lancing devices consist of a hand-held tube with a spring-loaded lancet. To obtain a blood sample, the device is held against the skin and a button is pressed to release the lancet.


Lavage Tray, Inflatable

Inflatable surgical trays designed to prevent spillage of blood and lavage fluids during surgery.

 

Luer Access Valve Disinfection Cap

Provides passing disinfection of valve top and threads.

Luer Access Mechanical Valve

Provides passing disinfection of valve top and threads.

 

Luer Access Mechanical Valve with positive displacement feature

Provides passing disinfection of valve top and threads.

 

Lumbar Puncture Kits

Lumbar puncture procedures are performed for a variety of purposes including: diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) infections, diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage, infusion of anesthetic, chemotherapy, or contrast agents into the spinal canal, treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension and the evaluation and diagnosis on demylinating or inflammatory CNS processes. There are lumbar puncture kits available with safety components to protect the healthcare worker from inadvertent exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infected materials. Curity™  Lumbar Puncture Trays with Safety Components, Sensitouch™ Lumbar Puncture Trays with Safety Components; Covidien, www.Covidien.com

  • Safe-T-LP™; Cardinal Health, www.cardinal.com

  • Curity™Lumbar Puncture Trays with Safety Components, Sensitouch™ Lumbar Puncture Trays with Safety Components; Covidien, www.Covidien.com

  • Portex Lumbar Puncture Trays with needles safety, Smiths Medical,  www.smiths-medical.com

  • Neonatal Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Tray with Safety Components; Utah Medical Products, Inc.; www.utahmed.com

 

© 2012 ISIPS, International Sharps Injury Prevention Society and Ron Stoker

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