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The McKesson Piston Irrigation Syringe 60cc (McKesson 904) is designed for safe sanitization. Irrigation is a common solution for cleaning delicate body parts like eyes and ears, gently washing away contaminants and foreign objects. A McKesson 60cc catheter tip irrigation syringe is made with a flat top plunger and a catheter tip for easy control when deploying irrigation solutions. Another use for irrigation syringes is in cleaning wounds where abrasive cleaning will cause additional trauma. This 60cc irrigation syringe with catheter tip and pole bag (McKesson 904) aids with this kind of application by being both sterile and latex-free. Each of these syringes come packaged in tamper-proof packaging, ensuring that irrigating wounds with this product will not likely cause an increased risk of infection. Lastly, the sterile nature of this product also allows it to be used for flushing catheters safely.
While this applicator may be used for almost any irrigating needs, be sure to use the proper solution for each application. For instance, products like McKesson's Sterile Irrigation Solution are meant for external use only.
In a recent publication on the topic of wound irrigation, Doctors Kevin Lewis and Jeffrey L. Pay claim that "[w]ound irrigation is an essential part of wound management." According to the publication, irrigation is the "single greatest intervention... that can reduce the risk of infection." Irrigation does this by removing contaminants, decreasing bacterial presences, and removing cellular debris and exudate from wound surfaces. The publication specifically mentions irrigation syringes with an eye cup (to prevent splash-back) being a good method for supplying the appropriate fluid pressure for irrigating a wound. Wound irrigation, while beneficial, should not be used in certain circumstances. For example, irrigating a wound that is actively bleeding is not recommended as forming clots may be washed away. Proper wound irrigation can also lead to better wound healing by preventing subsequent infections. While wound irrigation isn't the answer to every wound-care situation, it is a practice that can overall improve prognoses.
Product Features and Benefits
- For Irrigating Delicate Body Parts
- Tamper-Proof Bag Ensures Sterility
- Single-Use, Sterile, Disposable
- Not Made With Natural Rubber Latex
- Flat Top Plunger For Maximum Control
- Manufacturer: McKesson
- Item Number: 904
- Volume: 60mL
- Material: Plastic
- Tip Type: Catheter
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