The process of injecting can be traced back many years into our distant history, when weapons such as poison tipped darts and blow pipes were used to puncture the skin, introducing a toxic substance into the body against a subjects will.

The following years saw syringes go from basic and crude devices, to the hypodermic syringes that are currently used to inject drugs and medicines which are available today.

Purchasing needles and syringes

Needles nowadays are available in a wide range of colours and sizes, commonly used throughout the medical and nursing industries.

For certain medical conditions you might be prescribed an injectable drug which must be taken regularly at home. To administer the correct dose of the injection you will need to choose an appropriate sized needle and syringe, which will hold the prescribed amount of medication for controlling your symptoms.

Needles and syringes are designed to securely attach to each other for the best injection experience. You should take into account the following when choosing your equipment;

  • Thickness of the medication - This will determine which needle gauge should be used
  • Volume of medication - Consider how large or small the syringe size needs to be
  • Type of needle - This needs to match the correct syringe

As well as this, the location of injection on the body can determine which needle gauge and needle length should be used.

Needle and syringe sizes

Needles - Are labelled with a ‘G’ then another number. G indicates the gauge of the needle therefore the lower the number the thicker the needle. The number indicates the length of the needle in inches.

Syringes - Are labelled based on how much liquid they can hold in ml (millilitres) to describe liquid volume, or cc (cubic centimetres) to describe the volume of solids.

Here at SHD Medical we only use CE marked needles, with our most popular product being the 12 week injection cycle pack.

12 Week Injection Cycle Pack, Quality BD Syringes, Needles 21 + 25g & Swab

Containing 21 EU & CE certified needles as well as all the other items you need, they come in individual, sterile blister packs.

Types of injections

The most common types of injections are:

  • Intradermal injection, such as for vaccinations delivered into the dermis
  • Subcutaneous injections to the fat layer under the skin
  • Intramuscular injections which are delivered into the muscle
  • Intravenous injections which are given straight into the vein

Medicina Oral Medicine Syringe Enteral Dose 10ml

Ideal for small children and infants, Medicina Oral Syringes are suitable for home use and in hospitals, delivering accurate measurement capacity with its accurate and efficient filler tube.

Nevershare 2ml Luer Lock White Syringes

These 2ml Nevershare high quality Luer Slip syringes are incredibly efficient. They fit all makes of detachable needles, with a smooth action rubber plunger in a full range of colours which will help to prevent accidental sharing.

When it comes to choosing syringes or needles, here at SHD Medical we have a full range of options to choose from. Whether you need sterile or non-sterile syringes and needles, we stock all sizes and colours in a full range of injectables to suit your requirements.

Post By Kimberley Roderick