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1Sharps Container Fitting

2Needle Loading

3Cartridge Loading

4Syringe Use

  • Grip sleeve lock collar and turn fully clockwise (arrows misaligned) [2c].
  • Slide sleeve fully back.
  • Turn lock collar anti-clockwise to lock (arrows aligned) [2e].
  • Give injection as normal.
  • Grip sleeve lock collar and turn fully clockwise (arrows misaligned) [2c].
  • Slide sleeve fully forward [2d].
  • Turn lock collar anti-clockwise to lock (arrows aligned) [2e].
  • Repeat above as required for further injections.
  • Load new cartridge as shown in section 3.

5Changing Cartridge

  • With sleeve in forward locked position hold plunger stem [3a], pull back against spring and hold.
  • Grip cartridge with index finger and thumb through upper and lower syringe body apertures.
  • Push cartridge upward and back to remove.
  • Load new cartridge as shown in section 3.

PLEASE NOTE:

Do not remove and load a second needle onto the same syringe during a patient procedure. If a new needle is required then use a clean sterilised syringe

6Needle Removal

[6a] With sleeve locked in the forward position, enter the syringe into the sharps container lid aperture.

[6b] Holding syringe ‘T’ handle, and exerting slight forward pressure, turn the syringe anti-clockwise a small amount to unlock, and push syringe forward into container.

Warning:

In order to avoid trapping fingers, please ensure that they do not protrude beyond the
‘T’ handle

[6c] Push syringe fully forward - syringe is now ‘locked’ into container.

Warning:

Push syringe fully forward – syringe is now ‘locked’ into container.

[6d] With index and second fingers under ‘T’ handle, pull syringe sharply backwards to remove the needle.

7Sharps Container Removal

  • When the container has been filled to the maximum indicator line disposal is required.
  • Close the forward and rear container apertures and push fully home to lock.
  • Press down on the lower latch feature on the base and pull the container forward and away from the base.
  • Holding the container by the attached handle remove it to a safe area for disposal collection.
  • Load an empty container onto the base as shown in section 1.

8Cleaning and Sterilisation

The inSafe Syringe is supplied non-sterile and should be cleaned and sterilised before use. Process equipment must be operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8.1 Cleaning

The inSafe syringe can be cleaned either by using an automated process or manually cleaned by hand. All detergents used should be CE marked and specifically intended for cleaning medical devices.

Automated Cleaning
  • In order to assist the cleaning process, ensure that any movable parts of the syringe are opened where possible. To achieve this lock the syringe sleeve in the forward position, then unscrew the plunger retaining nut and separate the plunger assembly from the body of the syringe.
  • In order to assist the cleaning process, ensure that any movable parts of the syringe are opened where possible. To achieve this lock the syringe sleeve in the forward position, then unscrew the plunger retaining nut and separate the plunger assembly from the body of the syringe.
  • After processing the syringe must be visually inspected to ensure it is clean and dry. If there is any evidence that the syringe is not clean it must be reprocessed.
Manual Cleaning
  • Fully immerse the syringe in a solution of detergent and water throughout the cleaning process.
  • Ensure the temperature of the water used for the initial immersion of the device does not exceed 45°C.
  • Rinse the syringe in a clean solution of clean (preferably purified) water before drying using a lint free cloth.
  • Visually inspect the syringe to ensure it is thoroughly clean. Repeat the cleaning process if necessary. N.B. Ultrasonic Baths may be used in addition to the above steps.

8.2 Sterilisation

  • Ensure the inSafe syringe sleeve is locked in the forward position and that the plunger assembly is detached from the body assembly during sterilisation.
  • Sterilise using moist heat (steam) autoclave operating on a 134°C to 137°C cycle for a minimum of 3 minutes.
  • If the autoclave is a vacuum steriliser, the plunger and body assembly can be placed together in an autoclavable bag and sealed prior to processing.
  • If the autoclave is a Type N benchtop (gravity displacement) steriliser the syringe must not be wrapped prior to the sterilisation process as this will inhibit steam penetration.

9Changing Outer Sleeve

10Syringe Types

Standard Syringe

Syringe option with ‘T’ plunger handle and plain plunger end is non-aspirating.

Self Aspirating Cartridge Type

For use with self-aspirating cartridges

Aspirating Syringe
Cartridge Seal Type

  • With the syringe needle and cartridge loaded as above push lightly on the plunger to engage the plunger end into the cartridge bore.
  • Prior to giving the injection expel a small amount of anaesthetic.
  • Enter the needle into the tissue of the desired operation site.
  • When the required needle penetration depth is reached draw back the syringe plunger slightly (2mm) and check for signs of blood in the forward (needle distal end) area of the cartridge.
  • If blood is evident withdraw the needle and re-enter the tissue at a di fferent site. Repeat the above until no blood is seen.
  • At that point administer the amount of anaesthetic required.

Harpoon Type Cartridge Type

IMPORTANT NOTICE PLEASE READ

InSafe local anaesthetic Syringe System is intended for use solely by appropriately qualified or trained dentistry professionals and staff and is designed for use solely with InSafe disposable needle adapters.

To avoid physical harm to patients, or damage to equipment and/or malfunction, use only adapter and other syringe components made by Astek Innovations Ltd for the InSafe Syringe System, and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations. Failure to do so will be entirely at the user's own risk and Astek Innovations Ltd cannot be responsible for any loss or damage arising in any way as a result of a failure to follow such instructions and recommendations.

Any express or implied warranty is excluded to the extent permitted at law.

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