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RE: [IPk] Infusion Sets



general rule is every day - manufacturers would say every time you use
it. They have some pictures of them to back it up - not seemingly
because they want to earn more money.....

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Steven J Sexton [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	28 January 2000 10:12
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	RE: [IPk] Infusion Sets
> 
> Hi Julette
> 
> I can't remember what the recommendations are on pen needles, I
> suspect it 
> is change on every injection but I used to change them every time I
> changed 
> a cartridge - which was every 5 or 6 days.
> 
> Why? Not because I was paying for them but for convenience. They
> seemed to 
> last at least a week before becoming dull and the risk of infection or
> 
> problems is minimal.  It is a similar situation with lancets.
> 
> It will be a long wait before pen needles finally make it to the
> prescribed 
> list.
> 
> The situation with infusion sets is different because of the
> significant 
> increased risk of infection.
> 
> Steven
> 
> At 08:22 28/01/00 , you wrote:
> >With regard to giving sets.... Because you are meant to change them
> >every 2 or 3 days... and everyone is enthusiastic but when people are
> >paying for themsleves are you more likely to try and make them last
> the
> >3 days or longer? I have patients with pens who pay for thei own
> needles
> >at the moment and they don't change them to recommendations... any
> >ideas? We are still waiting for pen needles to be covered by NHS.....
> >julette
> 
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