What to Do After Using a Conventional Syringe?

02th March 2022

The transparent syringe with a bold number scale is known as a conventional syringe. It is the most common syringe used for medical use.

It is a plastic syringe that is completely transparent and clear. There is a bold numbering scale given on the barrel, which helps you to measure the dose of medicine.

Apart from medical, it is also used for measuring cooking ingredients. You can use it to refill ink as well as to feed small animals. 

If you are using it for drawing blood or for medical use, you need to properly dispose of the syringe along with the needle.

However, if you are using it for non-medical purposes, you can wash it and store it away for future use. 

Most people don’t know what to do with a conventional syringe after using it. However, in this guide, we will show you what to do with this type of syringe. 

Using a Conventional Syringe:

Plastic medical syringes are easily available in the medical store. You can use this type of syringe for many things. However, it is mostly used by doctors and healthcare professionals.

Conventional syringes come in a variety of different sizes, and there are even some that contain rubber stoppers to ensure that the force inside is held steady during use. 

This makes them much safer to use than the older style metal or glass versions. It is very easy to use.

In the medical sector, these syringes are used for giving intramuscular injections and for drawing blood.

You can use a conventional stringer with a safety needle and insert the tip in the vein to draw blood. You need to pull the plunger, and the blood will appear in the barrel.

As the barrel is clear, you will be able to see the blood. Once it is done, you need to transfer the blood from the syringe into a tube and dispose of the syringe along with the needle.

It is not safe to reuse the syringe or needle. You can’t just throw it in the dustbin. There is the proper way to dispose of these syringes. 

Disposing Conventional Syringe:

Once you use a conventional syringe, you have two options, i.e. sterilization and disposal. Most of the conventional syringes are disposable as it is made of plastic. 

It is cheap, so you don’t have to use it again and again. When you are using it for medical work, it is better to dispose of the syringe as per the safety standards.

Once you are done using it, make sure you lock the safety of the needle. Once the needle is locked, you need to remove it from the syringe.

Make sure you don’t bend or break the needle as it can hurt you. After removing the needle, you need to put it in a sharps container. 

Don’t throw it away directly in the dustbin as it can injure others. If you don’t have a sharps box, you need to put the safety cap on the needle and look for a container to throw it in.

Don’t use the syringe again if you have used it for medical purposes. As it is a single-use syringe, you need to dispose of it.

However, if you have used it as an ink filler or as a measuring device, you can clean it and reuse it.

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