Numedico Safety Syringes

THE CHALLENGE

Every 60 minutes, of every day, six people suffer aneedlestick injury somewhere in the world. Every day,1three people die as a result of those injuries.

WHO reports in the World Health Report 2002, that of the 35 million health-care workers world wide,two million experience percutaneous exposure to infectious diseases each year.2WHO estimates that 40% of the 16 billion injections annually administered worldwide involve reused,unsterilised syringes and needles. The reuse of injection equipment is responsible worldwide for 32%of new HBV infections, 40% of new HCV infections, and 5% of all new HIV infections.3Needle reuse is a worldwide problem and can result in the spread of blood borne pathogens. WHOestimates that 40% of the 12 billion injections annually administered worldwide involve reused,unsterilised syringes and needles, with rates of unsafe injections climbing to 70% in some countries.

THE RISKS

There are more than 20 blood borne pathogens that can be transmitted by needlestick injuries. These include: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Ebola, Syphilis, Herpes, Brucellosisand others.

THE SOLUTION

ClickZip™ Needle Retractable Safety Syringe is a new and globally patented Swiss technology active, high quality needle with a simple to use manual retraction mechanism to protect against needlestick injury and prevent needle reuse. ClickZip™ has been specifically designed to be used exactly like a traditional syringe with the added benefit of a manual locking mechanism that ‘clicks’ into place when the needle is fully depressed. When the needle is retracted it is drawn back into the barrel. Once fully retracted the needle tilts to the side, the barrel plunger is then snapped off, encapsulating the needle safely in the barrel, preventing reuse and needlestick injuries. It meets international standards for medical devices and OSHA recommendations for needle stick safety devices. Latex free, the ClickZip™ Needle Retractable Safety Syringe has been listed by the World HealthOrganisation (WHO) and has current US FDA 510K and ARTG approval, CE marked and ISO certification.

PRODUCT RANGE

Numedico Technologies offer an extensive range of Insulin and Tuberculin needles and syringes.They can also manufacture to specific needs and requirements depending on order size.

 Needle sizes range from 21G to 30G
 Needle lengths range from 8mm (5/16 inch) to 38mm (1 1 Inch)
 Insulin syringe sizes: 0.3ml, 0.5ml and 1ml
 Tuberculin syringe sizes range from 1ml up to 10ml

1. WHO guideline on the use of safety-engineered syringes for intramuscular, intradermal and subcutaneous injections in health-care settings. WHO 2015

2. Benedetta Allegranzi, The Burden of Unsafe Injections Worldwide: Highlights on Recent Improvements and Areas Requiring Urgent Attention the World Health Organization and Patient Safety (A World Alliance for Safer Health Care), n. d., p. 2.

3. Terry Grimmond, FASM, BAgrSc, GrDpAdEd and Linda Good, PhD, RN, COHN-S, “EXPO-S.T.O.P.: A National Survey and Estimate of Sharps Injuries and Mucocutaneous Blood Exposures among Healthcare Workers in USA,” AOHP Journal , vol. 33, no. 4 (Fall 2013), pp. 31-36.

4. WHO Guideline on the Use of Safety-Engineered Syringes for Intramuscular, Intradermal and Subcutaneous Injections in Health-Care Settings World Health Organisation, WHO/HIS/SDS/2015.5, p. 7.

Numedico Retractable Safety Syringes

Numedico Technologies Pty Ltd is an Australian based manufacturer and whole saler of the ClickZip™ Technology.

HOW IT WORKS


 

Shown is the ClickZip™

as it is packaged. Make

sure the needle is fixed

tight and then use

the standard aseptic

technique to DRAW out

the medication and fill

the syringe.

INJECT the medication

by fully depressing the

plunger to the end of

the syringe barrel to

engage the locking

mechanism. The user

should be able to feel

and hear a ‘CLICK’.

ZIP the plunger back to

retract the needle safely

back into the barrel. The

needle will tilt to one

side, encapsulating the

needle in the barrel of the

syringe, preventing reuse

or needlestick injury.

SNAP off the plunger

at the breaking point.

ClickZip™ is now

disabled and cannot

be reused. Discard the

complete unit in the

general waste bin (no

sharps box required).

Go to www.numedico.com/technologyto see how

the ClickZip™ Needle Retractable Safety Syringe works.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

FEATURES

BENEFITS

Highest quality Japanese stainless steel cannulas

Sharp needle to reduce pain for patient

Latex free Eliminates latex sensitivities

Eliminates latex sensitivities

Active-retractable technology – manual

Increased user control, prevents blood splatter and doesn’t allow the needle to be accidentally retracted before the injection is complete

No change to needle technique

No or minimal training required

After injection, user can retract needle before or after removing needle from the patient

Reduces needle exposure and increases user control and safety

When retracted, the needle tilts to one side in the needle barrel

Needle is encapsulated in the barrel of syringe increasing safety, reducing risk of needlestick injury, preventing needle reuse and reducing the need for sharps containers

The user can hear and feel when the locking mechanism is activated

User knows when the injection has been successfully delivered. Meets NIOSH recommendation for needlestick devices

After needle retraction, the plunger is snapped off Further prevention of reuse and needlestick injury

Further prevention of reuse and needlestick injury and allows safe disposal

Full compliance with ISO Quality system for manufacturing

Meets international standards for medical devices

ClickZip™ technology flexibility

Compatible with various medical devices for drawing and injecting medicines and drugs