Difference between luer-lock syringe and luer-slip syringe

Luer-lock syringe is extensively used in the western countries. In most developing countries, luer-slip syringe is more popular due to its low cost.

The luer slip design looks very simple—you can just plug it in. But this is not about convenience, but a serious clinical problem related to whether the patient can be provided with the correct dosage and continuously stable drug infusion. This also affects the final treatment of the patient.

Although luer-lock syringe needs extra step for the nurse to screw it before use, it ensures firm connection and safety for both medical professional and patients. Whether it is connecting to a needleless infusion connector or different pipelines, the connection will not be easily disconnected under different circumstances.  It ensures the whole treatment process goes smoothly! It successfully avoids the possibilities of inaccurate drug dosage, drug splashing, and air embolism.

In the following clinical application scenarios, luer-lock syringe is highly recommended:

1 When configuring toxic drugs, the interventional department injects viscous drugs (such as lipiodol). If the syringe is accidentally disconnected during use, the toxic drugs are accidentally spilled.

2 When hemodialysis is connected to a syringe, it will cause heparin or blood flow out of the tube if the patient’s position changes,;

3 Departments where more drugs are administered during intravenous bolus injection, such as emergency department, ICU, etc.; the newly established intravenous access requires a large number of and various intravenous injections, such as furosemide or blood pressure lowering drugs. The original dose is relatively small. When the syringe is connected to the indwelling needle and the needle-free infusion connector is accidentally slipped and disconnected, the drug dose cannot be guaranteed

4 When connecting to a central venous catheter, the screw-on syringe can reduce the risk of air embolism caused by disconnection

What’s more, for the luer-slip design, there is a possibility of disconnection and breaking up during the process of pulling. When using the screw port design, do not screw it too tight. Otherwise the screw may crack and will not easy to be removed, which will affect the connection effect.

Antmed produces 1mL/3mL luer-lock syringes and is able to fulfill large orders. We are working around the clock and expanding our factory lines. So far, we have received 60 millions 1mL luer-lock syringe orders globally. Please contact us for any emergency needs. Our email is: info@antmed.com

Post time: Feb-20-2021

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