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ALERT ABOUT ADMINISTERING BUCCAL

4 December 2017 (by admin (admin))

We have had an alert come through re Buccal, and the risk of the translucent tip-cap staying on the syringe when the red cap is removed;

this will stop the medicine entering the mouth. It could also lead to the tip-cap falling into the person’s mouth when pressure is applied to the syringe, which is a choking hazard.The syringe should be checked before administration that the translucent cap has come off before you put it in the patient’s mouth, if it hasn’t you need to remove it first.