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 [sir´inj, sĭ-rinj´]
an instrument for introducing fluids into or withdrawing them from the body.
Components of a syringe. Shading indicates areas that must be kept sterile before and during parenteral injections. From Bolander, 1994.
Asepto syringe a syringe designed to fit directly into large lumen tubing; also used for intraoperative irrigation.
bulb syringe a syringe with a bulb on one end; compression of the bulb creates a vacuum for gentle suction of small amounts of bodily drainage, such as oral and nasal secretions. It is also used for intraoperative irrigation.
Using a bulb syringe. From Lammon et al., 1995.
hypodermic syringe one for introduction of liquids through a hollow needle into subcutaneous tissues.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Also, NRP guidelines do recommend clearing the airways with a bulb syringe or suction catheter if airway obstruction is evident or positive-pressure ventilation is required.
More than 80% of parents believed both the recommended treatments of bulb syringe, saline drops and humidifiers were effective as well as the non-recommended treatments of OTC cough and cold medications and Vicks[R].
Rest and fluids, nasal cleaning with tissues or bulb syringe, and handwashing usually are the best ways to manage a cold.
A saline nasal spray can help rinse the nasal passages--you might also want to consider using a bulb syringe or neti pot to rinse your sinuses.
His parents tried their best to remove the secretions at home with the bulb syringe but his mucus was simply too copious and too thick to do so effectively.
Ascher & Co.'s Baby Ayr, followed by a bulb syringe as the best, safest way to help clear an infant's nasal passages.
It is designed to have some of the features of the bulb syringe but all the advantages of wall suctioning.
The policy at all birth sites was to suction the oropharynx of each meconium-stained neonate with either a catheter or bulb syringe before delivery of the infant's shoulders or trunk.
The nasal cavity and nasopharyax were then irrigated with normal saline administered with a 60-ml bulb syringe. An orogastric tube was passed to empty the stomach.