Uses for the Home Oral/Enteral Syringe


For single patient use only - QFM61revA


Administer medicine by mouth

Administer medicine or enteral feed via NG tube

Aspirate NG tube to confirm placement

Flush NG tubes following medication


The syringe may be used multiple times on the same patient for a maximum of 7 days, after which it should be discarded. After every use the syringe must be cleaned in warm soapy water, and dried before re-use, and then stored in a clean dry lidded container. For immunosuppressed patients or those less than one year old, the syringe may be cold sterilised using a proprietary cold sterilising solution before storage


The syringe must not be steam-autoclaved or put into boiling water or microwave oven. The syringe should be discarded if the piston becomes very stiff to move in the syringe barrel or if the graduated markings become illegible. Some hospital usage and cleaning procedures may be different. Check with your local authority