A syringe needle is generally made of metal with a plastic hub. Attaching a needle to syringe should be done properly to keep the needle clean and sterilised. The needle and syringe meet at the hub part of the needle. Improperly attaching a needle to a syringe puts the health of the patient at risk.
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Choose the correctly sized needle for the syringe you are using.
Remove the paper wrapping on the needle just enough to expose the hub part of the needle.
Hold the syringe in one hand and hold the needle (in its paper covering) with the other hand.
Attach the needle to the syringe and twist clockwise until you feel the needle tightening. Some syringes require you to push the needle into the syringe until tight.
Throw away the paper covering.
Tips and warnings
- Keep your fingers away from the area where the needle and syringe meet.
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