Insulin needles are extremely fine and flexible, ranging from 29 to 31 gauge in diameter and from 5/16 inch to 1/2 inch in length.
Insulin Syringes and Needles
Choose Sun Surgical as your supplier of premium Insulin Syringes and Needles!
Insulin syringes are available in one third cubic centimeter, one half cubic centimeter, and one cubic centimeter sizes and they are marked by units of insulin. A one cubic centimeter Insulin Syringe contains up to 100 units of insulin. Insulin needles are extremely fine and flexible, ranging from 29 to 31 gauge in diameter and from 5/16 inch to 1/2 inch in length. Insulin is administered with an Insulin Syringe "subcutaneously" (under the skin), thus the needle of an Insulin Syringe is longer than the needle of a TB syringe so it's imperative that the correct type of syringe be used.
Insulin syringes come in one of two scales of measurement on the label: U-100 or U-40. This indicates which type of insulin the syringe is designed to measure and administer. Insulin vials are also marked with either U-100 or U-40. U-100 means there are 100 units of insulin per mL and U-40 means there are 40 units of insulin per mL. Different types of Insulin Syringes are required depending on whether U-100 insulin or U-40 insulin is selected. The calibration of the Insulin Syringe must be matched to the insulin that is being used.
It is important to understand the differences between Insulin Syringes and Needles and others such as Tuberculin Syringes and Needles because the correct device must be used to administer the correct medication. Tuberculin Syringes can not be used in place of an Insulin Syringe because the units of measure are different. Plus, the needle of an an Insulin Syringe is longer than a TB Syringe Needle because insulin is administered "subcutaneously" (under the skin) whereas TB test antigen solution is administered "intradermally" (within the skin/between the layers of the skin). The actual usage procedure is similar and an aseptic (sterile) technique is absolutely essential. It's also essential that people who administer insulin injections receive appropriate safety training regarding use and safe disposal. All syringes and needles must be handled with care and never be shared or reused. Check with your local Health Department for safe disposal locations.
Sun Surgical is committed to providing premium quality Insulin Needles and Syringes from leading brands including Vanish Point (Retractables), Nipro and Sims Portex. Our staff can help you select the right medical supplies and remember, we are just a phone call away. Reach us toll-free at 800-523-1997 and we can assist you with any questions you may have so that you can order Insulin Needles and Syringes with confidence.
Results You searched for: Insulin Needles and Syringes Results Displayed: 1 - 10 of 14